US: Sugar consumption on the decline
Overall consumption of added sugars decreased between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008, according to new research involving more than 42,000 people. Intake of added sugars decreased from 100 g/d to 77 g/d, and two-thirds of the decrease was the result of decreased soda consumption. The only source of added sugars that increased over the study period was energy drinks. Despite the decrease in overall consumption of added sugars, the average added sugars intake was still higher than the recommended amount.
"Consumption of added sugars is decreasing in the United States"
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011; published online 13 July 2011
Date Posted: 23 August 2011