To the Editor In the article by Yang et al,1 a relationship between intake of added sugars and risk of cardiovascular disease was demonstrated. The study revealed that almost 75% of the US population consumes more than 10% of calories from added sugars. Despite it becoming increasingly known that added sugars can have detrimental effects on health, people persist in consuming them in excess.
Avena NM, Potenza MN, Gold MS. Why Are We Consuming So Much Sugar Despite Knowing Too Much Can Harm Us?. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(1):145-146. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6968