There are different types and sources of sugar, but the most common sugar present in the American diet is sucrose. Sucrose has been linked to inflammation in multiple studies, as it seems to impair anti-inflammatory processes in the body. Sugars are present not only in more concentrated sources such as soda and baked goods, but also in other products you eat daily. While eating some sugar isn’t going to kill you, eating too much sugar is going to cause some not-so-great symptoms, as well as negative health effects over time.