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Sugar, how much is too much

Currently, added sugar contributes 15% to 25% of total calories consumed in the U.S., an average of 66 pounds annually!86 87 Recommendations for the maximum level of added sugar in the diet differ. The 2020 DGAC Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest consumption of...

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Sugar and cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is linked to the consumption of sugar. A 2009 meta-analysis found a positive association between sugar-sweetened beverage intake and coronary heart disease among women. A 2010 study found that there was a linear trend with increasing added...

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Preventing diabetes

Data from the Nurses’ Health Study suggests that 90% of type 2 diabetes is preventable by adopting a lifestyle that features 30 minutes or more of daily physical activity, avoidance of overweight (body mass index, BMI, less than 25), not smoking, a healthy diet rich...

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Sugar obesity and diabetes

Globally, the prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled from 108 million adults in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.7 million U.S. adults and more than 5,000 children are newly diagnosed with diabetes each year, adding to...

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Water is essential to health

Water is essential for life and the stability of the body’s physiology. Water is needed to maintain circulation and the functioning of the kidneys and liver, and to remove wastes. Abundant intake of water protects against kidney stones and decreases the risk of...

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