AHA Recommends Lower Sugar Intake for Children

The American Heart Association Scientific Committee now recommends children limit their added sugar intake to no more than 25 g (6 tsp) daily. This is half the amount recommended by the current U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They also recommend sugar-sweetened beverages be limited to one 8 oz serving per week or less; and added…

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Bravo! FDA Proposes Requiring Percent DV of Added Sugars

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed the Nutrition Facts label require a declaration of the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars. This would give consumers more information for added sugars that is similar to the information they have seen for years about other nutrients. It would require indicating how much sugar in a…

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The Results Are Not So Sweet

In a 15 year follow-up, consuming 10% to 24.9% of calories from added sugar raised the risk of cardiovascular death by 30%, compared to those with less than 10%. Death jumped to 175% in those who consumed 25% or more from added sugar. Remember: one can of soda equals 7% of the calories in a…

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