Sugar-Coating Science

How the Food Industry Misleads Consumers on Sugar

Published May 6, 2014 Updated Jun 26, 2014


We eat too much sugar, and it’s bad for our health.

A growing body of scientific evidence supports this proposition, and groups such as the World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have confirmed it by recommending sugar intake limits well below typical consumption levels.

Yet despite the evidence that we need to eat less sugar, we continue to consume far too much of it—encouraged by the aggressive, and often deceptive, marketing strategies of the food and beverage industry.

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