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The impact of sugary drinks, by the numbers [Infographic]

If you think the current attack on the soda industry is unwarranted, this infographic from the Center for Science in the Public Interest might change your mind.

The numbers speak for themselves: The average American is consuming 23 teaspoons of added sugars per day, when the American Heart Association recommends only 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men. Where are all of those extra added sugars coming from? You guessed it — research says 49.7% of it is from soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, fruit drinks and tea.

Tell us: What do you think should be done, if anything, to counter the excessive consumption of sugary drinks in the United States? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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