20 percent of elementary-school students in the United States are obese because of too much sugar

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    Because young children often aren't responsible for their own diets, that oversight usually falls to a parent. And alas, most of us are not adept at estimating how much sugar is in some common foodstuffs. In a recent study in Germany, about three-quarters of the parents underestimated the total amount of sugar in some foods — in some cases radically. The researchers supect that a "health halo" hovers over things like fruit juice and yogurt, leading parents to misjudge the sugar in them.
     
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    Be careful! If your information is interpreted as implying that one is responsible for one's actions, such as becoming overweight, you could be in deep trouble. It isn't considered acceptable to throw self-infliction in people's faces lately.
     
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