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FINALLY People Starting to Consume Less Sugar!


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A new report finds that Americans are consuming less sugar than they did about a decade ago. About two-thirds of this decrease is the result of people drinking fewer sugar-sweetened sodas.

The percentage of sugar in the U.S. diet dropped from 18 percent between 1999 and 2000 to 14.6 percent between 2007 and 2008. Researchers analyzed data from a study of more than 42,000 and calculated that Americans consumed about 100 grams of added sugar a day during 1999/2000, while they consumed 77 grams of added sugar a day during 2007/2008.


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