Infographic: Sugar Addiction In America

  • Average American consumes 3,550 pounds of sugar over their lifetime.
  • According to the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition, 12 ounces of juice drinks could have more sugar and calories than 12 ounces of soda.
  • These beverages are full of fruit and vegetable juices, but aren’t low in calories or sugar.
  • A pediatric endocrinologist from the University of California says that high sugar consumption can lead to hypertension, obesity, and type-2 diabetes.
  • A UCLA study of high-fructose corn syrup on rats shows that it slows down learning and memorization.
  • People who have 1 or more sugar-sweetened soda daily are 16 times more likely to have a stroke in the next 20 to 30 years than those who do not drink soda at all, according to study from Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute.

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