The Facts About Sugar

A team from UCSF has created a user friendly website  including downloadable resources, including television commercials, that publicize the facts about the overuse of sugar and its health implications.

Researchers at UC San Francisco have launched SugarScience, an initiative designed to highlight the most authoritative scientific findings on added sugar and its impact on health.

The  initiative reflects a review of more than 8,000 scientific papers that have been published to date on the health effects of added sugar.

The research shows strong evidence of links between the over consumption of added sugar and chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and liver disease.

"The initiative aims to bring scientific research out of medical journals and into the public domain by showcasing key findings that can help individuals and communities make informed decisions about their health. For example, cites research showing that drinking just one can of soda per day can increase a person’s risk of dying from heart disease by nearly one-third, and can raise the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by one-quarter."