The average person consumes 20% - 25% of his/her calories from some form of refined sugar. Reports on negative effect of sugar on the calcium-phosphorus ratio as first discovered by Dr. Melvin Page, a dentist. (Appleton, Nancy, PhD.Lick the Sugar Habit. p 21-24. NY: Avery Penguin Putnam, 1996.)

White sugar is an almost chemically pure substance that is rapidly absorbed and has a powerful effect on body chemistry. It contributes only calories and no nutrients. With no lasting satiety value it is conducive to consuming far more calories than desirable. (Dychtwald, Ken, PhD., ed. Wellness and Health Promotion for the Elderly. p 182. MD: Aspen Publication, 1986.)