SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthline.com, the #2 health information website, conducted research among over 3,000 Americans on their knowledge of sugar and how it affects the body to gauge their relationship about their own sugar consumption and the effects it has on them. The Healthline Sugar Survey finds that while Americans are aware of the negative effects of sugar, they aren't doing much about it because they don't actually know how. With this information, the company is launching today its #BreakUpWithSugar campaign, http://www.healthline.com/health/sugar/breakupwithsugar, featuring a series of articles, shareable infographics, animations, videos and social events.
Two out of 3 survey respondents said that sugar was their main concern (over fat and carbs) and admit they need to reduce their sugar intake. Many told us they feel guilty about eating sugar but their answers show that they don't fully understand how much sugar is contained in their foods, nor do they fully comprehend the role of sugar in physical addiction.