The Washington Post has published an interesting piece breaking down sugar and fat consumption by nation. The data was gleaned from Euromonitor, a market research firm.

The U.S. tops the list on sugar consumption, but does better on fat consumption (ranking 16 on Euromonitor’s list).

Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) reports:

“Here in the United States, the average person consumes more than 126 grams of sugar per day, which is slightly more than three 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola. That’s more than twice the average sugar intake of all 54 countries observed by Euromonitor. It’s also more than twice what the World Health Organization recommends for daily intake, which is roughly 50 grams of sugar for someone of normal weight.”

If you’re interested in learning more about sugar consumption and its impact on human health, you may wish to visit SugarScience, a website collaboratively managed by faculty and researchers from UC San Francisco, UC Davis and Emory University. SugarScience is viewed as an authoritative source for evidence-based, scientific information about sugar and its impact on health.