Sugar has become a main staple in the American diet, and people are starting to take a serious look at just how harmful the sweet stuff truly is.

Besides cavities, excess sweetener consumption directly contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is expected to account for the majority of liver transplant requests across the country. There’s also an increasing body of research that tells us sugar could be as addictive as some street drugs, with similar effects on the brain.

But just how powerful is sugar’s stronghold on Americans’ diets and well-being? Check out these truly frightening sugar stats.

If you’re looking to limit your sugar intake, you’ll find the help you need in Healthline’s “Guide to Breaking Up with Sugar.”