Skip to comments.1 Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar A Year, Says NYC Health Department
Posted on 10/25/2011 8:24:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
1 Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar A Year, Says NYC Health Department October 25, 2011 10:04 AM
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign to show just how much sugar is in a can of soda.
The health department says drinking one soda a day equals 50 pounds of sugar a year, which can lead to problems like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Sugary drinks are the largest single source of added sugar in the diet, and a childs risk of obesity increases with every additional daily serving of a sugary drink, said New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley in a statement.
Cathy Nonas, director of the citys physical activity and nutrition program, says that 50 pounds of extra sugar can be harmful to the body.
When were looking at a city where there is an epidemic of overweight and obesity and we look at the diseases that are associated with obesity, even in young kids, 50 pounds of sugar a year, of added sugar to rest of the diet, is way too much, Nonas told 1010 WINS.
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Its not the sugar that makes you fat, its the high fructose corn syrup........
An apple a day keeps the doctor away and adds about 18.5 lbs of sugar to your diet a year. So maybe just have a Coke every other day and that will also keep the doctor away.
Last I heard, there was still a massive bed bug infestation in the city. That seems like a more pressing issue that sugar.
Isn’t this the same bunch that says rats, the four-legged variety, ain’t a health hazard?
“What does 3 beers a day equal?”
A spare tire in 2 years or less?
NYC Health Department FAILS at Math! Sheesh, what dumba$$es.
How much are you getting paid to do this?
Where is the money coming from?
How can we defund you and make you get a real job?
Count me as mildly surprised that they did not extrapolate that figure over a lifetime so that they could push even scarier numbers.
Also notice how they conveniently “forgot” to mention how much sugar is in a comparably-sized portion of orange juice or apple juice, or how many carbs are in an apple a day...
You are lucky, I guess. I can taste the difference. Drinking sugar free stuff is like drinking poison. So one wonders just why they can’t cut sugar or corn syrup in half. My other half cuts sugar by half in most recipes and things taste just fine. Wonder why they can’t do that with soda drinks.
Math time: 28 grams a day times 365 Hmmmm.
453.6 grams to a pound, 31 grams in a troy ounce
One per day equals 28X365 or 10,220 grams per year assuming no other sugar intake. That is a big assumption.
10220/453.6 equals 22.53 a far cry from fifty pounds. Or my math is screwed up. Could be.
Its the sugar that makes you fat, trust me. You can argue that HFCS is worse than Sucrose, but still, any excess calories are going to make you fat. That includes sugar.
I drink 4-6 real Cokes a day. I also eat a well balanced diet. I am 5’2” tall.
I weigh 99 pounds, soaking wet.
Corn Syrup is NOT sugar
It’s really simple.
Sugar is metabolized immediately as an energy booster.
High fructose corn syrup is stored in the body as fat.
I suspect that this study is the reason for all the commercials touting ‘corn sweetener’ as being no different than sugar, from the CORN LOBBY of course.
We, in America are caught between two powerful lobbies in DC. The Corn Lobby and the Sugar Lobby.........
Their math is seriously flawed.
A full can of soda is 160 calories, which is 10 teaspoons of sugar.
That works out to 76 cups of sugar a year for 365 cans. Not 50 pounds, closer to 38 pounds. That’s for the FULL can.
Most soda manufacturers consider a 12 ounce can 2 servings.
Half that (18.93 lbs) is what 365 servings of soda/year works out to.
In other words, they are exaggerating by OVER 2 1/2 times the amount of sugar consumed by drinking soda.
IF they exaggerate so badly on such a minor thing, who could possibly take anything they say seriously?
Nonsense. "Sugar" is sucrose = one glucose and one fructose (they are linked together but are cleaved in the stomach). HFCS 55, for example, is the same ratio of glucose/fructose as "sugar" (and the same sweetness). There is no difference as to how they are metabolized.
Speaking of math. Mistake number one, Pepsi has 41 grams, not 28. Must have gotten that one off of Gator Aid. Nope, Gator Aid 14 grams per 8 oz
I didn't say there was...........
Maybe they are using bigger cans............