The American Heart Association recommends that added sugar from all sources be limited to no more than 100 calories a day (about 6 teaspoons) for women and to 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons) a day for men.
The study found that such a ban tends to lead to employees experiencing improvements in how their body responds to the hormone insulin, most likely because of the reduction in belly fat.
Example: All kids 5 and under should avoid drinking flavored milks, toddler formulas, plant-based/non-dairy milks, caffeinated beverages and sugar- and low-calorie sweetened beverages.
That rate means Minnesota is now ranked 30th — along with South Dakota — for adult obesity among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
This was an observational study, so it can’t prove cause and effect. But this is not the first time that researchers have linked the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks with serious health risks.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association support taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and limits on marketing to children.
The average American gets 145 calories a day — about 6.5 percent of their total daily calories — from sugary drinks.