Sugar is not bad in and of itself, but many people eat much more sugar than they should. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what sugar is, what its effect are on the body, conditions linked to sugar, and much more.
Reading Food Labels When You Have Diabetes
Being able to read and understand food and nutrition labels is essential, especially for those with diabetes. WebMD explains how to interpret the Nutrition Facts label on your packaged foods.
Stevia, NutraSweet, Splenda, Saccharin, and Other Sugar Substitutes
Got questions about stevia and artificial sweeteners? Here’s everything you need to know.
The Truth About Sweets and Diabetes
Sweets are off-limits to people with diabetes, right? Get the facts from the experts on this and other diabetes myths.
What Is Stevia?
Get the scoop on stevia, a natural, no-calorie sweetener.
When It Comes to Sweets, Never Say Never
Even Candy Can Be Healthy -- in Moderation
Sugar Health Effects: Is Refined Sugar Bad For You?
WebMD explains the truth about white and brown sugar, sugar addiction, health effects of sugar, and how much sugar Americans consume.
Eat Sweets and Still Watch Your Weight
Satisfy your sweet tooth and still watch your waistline.
Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar
Have a big sweet tooth? Take this simple advice and cut back on how much sugar you eat.
Halloween Candy and Calorie Counts
Face it, you’re going to reach for another handful of candy corn or fun size candy bar this Halloween. But how many calories are in that one treat?
Natural vs. Added Sugar
Is the sweet taste of strawberries different from the sugar in a slice of chocolate cake?
How do you know how much sugar is in a product? Find out how to interpret an ingredient list.
Does Eating Sugar Cause Diabetes?
Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes? C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains.
Slideshows & Images
The Truth About Sugar Addiction
Do you often crave sweets? Binge on carbs? This slideshow offers a peek into your brain on sugar -- and tips on how to tame a sweet tooth so you can lose weight.
Surprising Sources of Hidden Sugar
Learn where sugar may be hiding in what you eat.
Surprising Things That Hurt Your Liver
Alcohol and acetaminophen are well-known liver dangers, but what else can be harmful? Some of them may surprise you.
Busted: Popular Diet Myths
Not sure what’s fact or fiction regarding weight loss and healthy eating? Find out the truth behind some of the most common dieting and weight loss myths.
Sugars & Sweeteners Quiz: Test Your Sugar Smarts
Test your sugar IQ to see how much you know about the different types of sugar and sweeteners.
Test Your Nutrition IQ
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about dietary guidelines.
Do You Know How to Do Dessert Damage Control?
Stop! Don't reach for that piece of pie! See how much you know about sensibly satisfying your sweet tooth with this desserts quiz.
Trick Kids into Healthy Treats for Halloween
Getting your kids to gobble goodies that are good for them!
Those Sweet Extra Calories
5 Simple Ways to Cut Back on Sugar
7 Most Tempting Sugary Foods
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, discusses tempting sugary foods and satisfying alternatives.
Sugar Shockers: Foods Surprisingly High in Sugar
You expect things like cake mix, jelly, and soda to be foods high in sugar. But the sugar content in foods like pasta sauce, barbecue sauce, and bottled teas can be downright shocking.