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Too Many Spoonfuls of Sugar

Sugar-cartoon-c274485_sTeens consume more sugar than adults and adults already swallow more than a healthy amount of sugar. According to a study published by the American Heart Association the average American teen (ages 14 to 18) ingests 34 teaspoons of sugar a day. Adults follow that with 22 teaspoons. Their final message? Stop it! They say it’s time to cut waaaaay back — with recommendations of 6 teaspoons for women and 9 for men. Click this to see the full story from the AP — also see the MSNBC.com video, below, for more on the subject. For a sweet amount of detail click this for all the facts from the AmericanHeart.org website — good stuff on that page, especially the “frequently asked questions” at the bottom.

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