So, the “average American” eats 400 calories in sugar per day, most of it from soda, energy drinks, or sports drinks. If that average American is a fanatic athlete, no problem. For the rest of us, it’s a problem. Some people blame the rise in metabolic disease, such as diabetes, on the increase in sugar consumption; others think that people who eat sugar just happen to eat more of everything else.
This New Scientist article, “Sickly Sweet,” describes the problem and some of the concerns about how best to handle it. And if you’re interested, here’s the video by Dr. Robert Lustig mentioned in the article.