It’s Actually Pretty Hard To Eat So Much Sugar That You Die



Don’t worry, you’re probably not even close.

Posted on November 01, 2017, 15:04 GMT

The LD50 of sucrose (aka
table sugar) is about 30g per
kilogram of body weight, according to the American Chemical

This means that when animals in a test sample eat 30g of sugar
per kilogram of their body weight, 50% of them will die.

(Of course, LD50 doesn’t guarantee death for humans; for all we
know sugar is more or less toxic for rats than it is for
humans, so take these numbers with a grain of salt.)

If you’re curious about
the numbers in this post, here’s how much sugar is in single
pieces/packages of candy.

1 fun size Butterfinger: 8.5g

1 fun size package of Skittles: 11g

1 Jolly Rancher: 4g

1 Twix Mini: 5g

1 Reese’s Pieces snack size bag has 10g

1 piece of candy corn: 1.5g

1 Hershey’s Kiss: 3g

1 Milky Way Original Mini: 4g

1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Mini: 2g

1 Kit-Kat Mini (two bars): 8.5g

1 Twizzler: 5g

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