In England, one in four adults are now obese. By 2050, it will be one in two people (Public Health England, 2014).
But the problem could be reversed within five years if just 30% of sugar was cut from the average diet (Sugar Rush; The Telegraph, 2014).
Many health experts and nutritionists have begun to warn against excessive sugar consumption - and with good reason. We're currently consuming on average about 24 teaspoons of added sugar per day. Did you know that just one can of cola contains nine teaspoons?
Our infographic ‘Let’s not sugar coat it’ contains some fun and informative stats about how much sugar we're consuming, where we get it from and how it affects our health, as well as tips on how to reduce sugar intake.
Louise Pearson is our Research and Development Executive and infographics guru.