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Q: If you drink one 12-ounce can of regular soda every day for a year, how much sugar is that in a year?
A: 30 pounds of sugar
Q: How much weight would a person lose in a year after switching from regular soda to water or calorie-free beverages?
A: About 15½ pounds - Based on 150 calories for an average can of soda.
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012