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2016

December 5, 2016

Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high

by Queen Mary University of London

The sugar content in carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages was found to be up to 52.8 grams per 330 mL can, or 12 teaspoons, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

November 17, 2016

How Worried Should We Be About Sugar?

by TED Radio Hour

Sugar is a major culprit in diseases such as obesity, diabetes and dementia—and because it's in almost everything we consume, Dr. Robert Lustig says it's time to get more proactive.

November 3, 2016

Putting Sugary Soda Out of Reach

by Anahad O’Connor

Can public health officials force Americans to break their soda habit? The answer may come soon from the University of California, San Francisco, a health sciences center that has more than 24,000 employees on its sprawling campus. Last year, UCSF removed sugar-sweetened beverages from every store, food truck and vending machine on its campus. Even popular fast-food chains on the campus, like Subway and Panda Express, have stopped selling Sprite, Coca-Cola and their sugary brethren at the university’s request.

September 29, 2016

Are Weak Policies on Added Sugars Putting a Generation of Children at Risk?

by Center for Science 
and Democracy

It’s not exactly breaking news that Americans eat too much sugar. Federal policies are currently falling short in several important ways. And the food industry, which helped to engineer this policy shortfall, is exploiting it with marketing aimed squarely at kids—especially children of color.

August 22, 2016

Seven Healthy Foods with High Levels of Sugar

by Haroon Siddique

Cakes, chocolates and soft drinks are well known for containing large amounts of sugar, but there is a whole range of other products often seen as healthy that contain equally high levels of the sweet stuff.

KUTV.com August 11, 2016

Ask the Expert: Sugar & Diabetes

by Leslie Tillotson

With 115 million American adults (around 40%) suffering from either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes chancer are you know someone affected. That's why two artists are taking a road trip to bring awareness to the disease.

SugarScience Facts

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

SugarScience Facts

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

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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