Study shows Americans are eating less sugar


July 28, 2011 9:12:08 AM PDT
Americans are not eating as much sugar as they used to.

A new study shows the drop is mainly due to a decrease in the amount of sugar-sweetened soda that people drink.

On average, Americans are taking in nearly 25 percent less added sugar than they did nine years ago.

The decrease apparently reflects efforts to limit sugar-sweetened drinks for children and the popularity of low-carb diets.

More information is available in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.