Stat!: Drinking Our Sugar

  Spanish Flea/Flickr Maximum number of teaspoons of added sugars per day as recommended by dieticians: 5 to 9 Average number eaten daily by Americans: 22 Number in the typical 20 ounce soda: 17 Rank of soda among all sources of added sugar in the American diet: 1 Gallons of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages …

Stat!: Obesity’s a Problem…But Not for Me

Percent of overweight Americans: 32.7 Percent of obese Americans: 34+ Percent of Americans who say they are at a healthy weight: 66.6 Percent who think obesity isn’t a problem for their families or themselves: 49 Number of obesity-related deaths each year: 112,000 Number of Americans with type 2 diabetes: about 23.6 million Number of Americans …