Petition To Require Health Messages on Soft Drinks Containing High-fructose Corn Syrup and other Caloric Sweeteners

Fact Sheet on Sugar Drink Consumption

Submitted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to FDA

The enormous consumption of soft drinks (both carbonated and non-carbonated; 52.4 gallons per person per year) sweetened mainly with high-fructose corn syrup, though sometimes with sugar (sucrose), is a major contributor to Americans’ calorie intake and likely a significant cause of overweight and obesity.
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