RhapsodyX wrote:Possibly faulty research along the lines of the Australian Paradox Controversy?
Anything is possible, but the link PCRM cites is the USDA which I thought would be fairly reliable due to being linked to produce sales. The records appear to go back to 1970 for sugar.
RhapsodyX wrote:I find it interesting that all of the obvious research in the United States is around consumption of "soda beverages", not overall "added sugar" consumption. Drink consumption might be down, but what about the sugars added to everything else these days : tomato sauce, most baked goods etc. etc. It's pretty hard to find products that *don't* have sugar added unless you make everything from scratch.
I suppose soda is easy to make a target, being primarily a discretionary take-away style of food. Also technically being more dangerous due to being a liquid and therefore harder for the body to meter calorie intake.