Dispelling Myths

Science is, by its very nature, a process of questioning things, then answering and confirming those answers by accumulating evidence. Even after all of this, scientists may disagree on what the evidence says, or how much evidence is needed to conclude that a particular observation is true. Below, we highlight some of the questions, clear up potential misconceptions, describe why and how our scientific team came to the conclusions it did, and provide alternative views on the information shared on

Dispelling Myths: Hidden in Plain Sight

With all of the public discussion about sugar, many people are confused over whether we also should be concerned about naturally occurring sugars in fruits and vegetables. Our SugarScientists explain.

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Dispelling Myths: The Toxic Truth

Some people question whether the buildup of fat in the liver is actually harmful to health, or whether the health issues we're seeing with the over-consumption of added sugar are merely due to obesity. SugarScientists explain the evidence behind these conclusions.

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Dispelling Myths: Too Much Can Make Us Sick

How solid is the evidence that heavy consumption of added sugars has an impact on chronic disease? Couldn't most of these simply be caused by obesity?

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Dispelling Myths: How Much Is Too Much?

We've all heard varying numbers for daily sugar limits or even how much sugar is consumed each year. Our SugarScientists weigh in on how they came up with their recommendations.

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Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline and memory loss: Excess sugar consumption was linked to deficiencies in memory and overall cognitive health.

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Cancer: High intakes of sugars and refined carbohydrates have been linked to heightened risk of some cancers, as well as to lower rates of survival after cancer therapy and higher rates of recurrence).

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Every day, the average American consumes almost three times more added sugar than is recommended.

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Today, 31% of American adults and 13% of kids suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Too much added sugar from soda and sports drinks overloads critical organs, which can lead to diseases.

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