WHO Calls for Cut Down on Sugar

WHO recommends people of all ages reduce ‘free sugar' intake to less than 10 percent of daily energy intakes and warn of the health risks of hidden sweeteners

New guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend people of all ages reduce ‘free sugar' intake to less than 10 percent of daily energy intakes and warn of the health risks of hidden sweeteners.

WHO director of Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, Francesco Branca, points out that, "We have solid evidence that keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10 percent of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth decay."

According to WHO, scientific evidence shows that adults who consume less free sugar have a lower body weight and that the same sugars are linked to childhood obesity and tooth decay.

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