by Avery Hall
Coffee with cream and sugar with a doughnut on the side. Maybe you’ve already kickstarted your sugar intake for the day. The average American now consumes 130 pounds of sugar each year. But the Western world doesn’t have a monopoly on this sugar rush.
Some of the world’s poorest countries are developing a serious sweet tooth, just as America begins to reverse its own bad habits. UNC distinguished professor of nutrition Barry Popkin has published a new study examining the effects of sweeteners on health here and worldwide, and joined us to discuss his findings.