U.S. Cuts Estimate of Sugar Intake of Typical American – NYTimes.com
A grocery store in Los Angeles. The government says each American consumes about 80 pounds of sugar a year, not nearly 100.
By STEPHANIE STROM
Published: October 26, 2012
It was repeated so often it was accepted as true: the typical American consumed 95 to 100 pounds of sugar each year. Health experts said that consumption was surely contributing to a nationwide crisis of obesity.