Some Good News? Are Americans Cutting Back on Sugar Intake?Posted on Jul 29th 2011 12:00PM by That\'s Fit Editors
And two-thirds of this decrease is due to people drinking fewer sugar-sweetened sodas.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that the percentage of our diets that is comprised of sugar dropped from 18 percent between 1999 and 2000 to 14.6 percent between 2007 and 2008.
"We were surprised to see that there was a substantial reduction over the years," study researcher Dr. Jean Welsh, of Emory University in Atlanta, told Reuters.
Researchers analyzed data from a study of 42,316 people ages 2 and older to see how much added sugar -- that is, sugars that are not naturally included in foods, like fruit -- they consumed.
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