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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Liquid sugar, such as sodas, energy drinks and sports drinks, is the leading single source of sugar in the American diet. And there's growing scientific evidence that it's the most dangerous way to consume it.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Sugar is found in 74% of packaged foods sold in supermarkets, including many savory foods or items marketed as "healthy." How can you tell whether you're eating something healthy?

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The Toxic Truth

There’s growing scientific consensus that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, is toxic to the liver, just like alcohol.

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Too Much Can Make Us Sick

Heart disease. Diabetes. These chronic conditions are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Increasingly, scientists are focusing on a common set of underlying metabolic issues that raise people's risk for chronic disease. And it turns out that eating too much sugar over the long-term is linked to many of these dysfunctions.

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How Much Is Too Much?

Experts agree that some added sugar in the diet is usually fine. But the truth is, most Americans are consuming way too much — on average, nearly 66 pounds of added sugar per person, every year.

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SugarScience Facts

Growing scientific evidence shows that too much added sugar, over time, is linked to diabetes, heart disease and liver disease.

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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 fructose in added sugar can damage your liver just like too much alcohol.

Healthy Beverage Initiative

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eliminating the sale of sugar sweetened beverages.

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