"Is eating too much sugar bad for you?
And what's too much?
As it happens average American per capita consumption of caloric sweeteners like refined cane sugar and high-fructose corn syrup is down from 111 grams per day in 1999 to 94 grams per day today.
However, 94 grams per day adds up to over 75 pounds of sugar per year per person.
Nearly 80 percent of the sugar we consume is found in candy, snack foods, and sweetened beverages, and is not inherent in the fruits and vegetables we also eat.
A year ago, the government recommended that Americans get no more than 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars.
In 2,000 calorie per day standard diet, that would mean eating fewer than 200 calories in the form of sugar.
Current consumption of 94 grams of sugar translates to 358 calories per day.
(The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a different calculation in which per person annual consumption of caloric sweeteners peaked at 153.1 pounds in 1999 and fell to only 131.1 pounds in 2014.)