Health Taxing Sugar, Will It Help People Be Healthier? Facebook Twitter Google+ Email February 7, 20124:00 AM ET Allison Aubrey Twitter New research indicates excessive consumption of sugar leads to an increase in all kinds of chronic diseases. But how much sugar is too much? Would making sugary foods more expensive help to get consumers to cut back? Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.