It’s no secret that Americans love sugar, but up until now we didn’t realize how badly we love it. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one-third of Americans drink at least one sugar-laden soda or other sweetened drinks every single day. The fear is that sugary drink are the major source of added sugars consumed by Americans.
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These drinks can lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes. One of the problems is that these sugar-sweetened beverages are heavily marketed to people 18 to 24 and they have no nutritional value.
Soyhun Park of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the team reported their findings in the February 26 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.