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.
Foods and Drinks Best for Your Teeth
Your diet can affect your oral health. WebMD tells you what you need to eat - and avoid eating - to ensure a healthy mouth.
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.
How to Prevent Tooth Decay
Learn helpful tips from WebMD on fighting tooth decay and cavities.
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.
Help for Soda Lovers
Learn what to do when you're a softie for soft drinks.
The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners
For people who are trying to lose weight, or have to watch their blood sugar because of diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem. That's where artificial sweeteners can come in handy.
Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?
WebMD gets the skinny on artificial sweeteners.
Fructose and Weight Gain: A Bad Rap?
Experts examine a controversy over claims that the sweetener known as fructose may be contributing to the obesity epidemic.
Does Eating Sugar Cause Diabetes?
Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes? C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains.
WebMD Expert Answers: Is sugar the enemy? Where does/can it fit in the diet of someone with diabetes?
Dr. Elizabeth R. Seaquist reports from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
The Skinny on What Can Make You Fat
An expert explains high fructose corn syrup and its effects on weight gain.
Sugar vs. Salt: What’s Worse for Blood Pressure?
Salt has always been public enemy number one for your blood pressure. But is sugar worse?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Busted: Popular Diet Myths
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.
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.
Is Your Child Hooked on Sugar?
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.
Read about diet-friendly desserts.
Avoid Weight Gain: Watch What You Drink
Here's how to keep from drowning in liquid calories.
Chocolately Low-Sugar Treats
Chewy, chunky recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth -- without extra sugar!
Low-Calorie Summer Sippers
Let's drink to summer -- the healthy way