By SugarScience Editor

We’re a group of 12 scientists and physicians at three universities who’ve come together to create the authoritative source for the science about added sugar and its impact on our health. 

Most of us have seen first-hand the effects of added sugar on the lives of our patients, and the rapid increase in diseases such as diabetes and heart disease in younger and younger Americans. Others on our team are researchers or population scientists who have seen growing numbers of scientific papers coming out on the subject. All of us have heard the myths and contradictions that are widespread in everyday discussions.

So we decided to examine the science to see what the evidence actually showed and boil it down in one resource for anybody to read. More than 8,000 scientific papers later, we’re bringing you, a resource that will give you the latest research and our scientific assessments of what that research means for you.

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Heart disease

A broad term for a group of chronic diseases of the heart, these diseases include problems with blood supply to heart muscle, problems with heart valves and the electrical system of the heart. Another term you will see used to mean the same thing is cardiovascular disease.

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Added sugar

Any sugar added in preparation of foods, either at the table, in the kitchen or in the processing plant. This may include sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and others.

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Diabetes mellitus

Usually shortened to just diabetes. Sometimes called sugar diabetes. Look at Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes for more information

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