People underestimate sugar levels in drinks

New research from the University of Glasgow has shown that people in the UK are significantly misjudging the amount of sugar in drinks such as milkshakes, smoothies, energy drinks and fruit juices. The 2,005 people surveyed from across the UK were also asked to estimate how many drinks they had on average every week. The results suggest that  the average person in the UK consumes 659 grams of sugar and 3,144 calories per week (which equates to 450 calories per day) through non-alcoholic liquid intake. This is the equivalent of nearly a quarter of recommended daily calories for a woman and a fifth for men.

Posted: 18/04/2012 11:02:40 by Barbara Whelan


 

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