Curbing global sugar consumption

Today, World Cancer Research Fund International has launched a policy brief to help reduce the amount of sugar consumed worldwide. The brief Curbing Global Sugar Consumption is the first to provide an analysis of the effectiveness of sugar policies that have been implemented around the world.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommends that adults and children restrict their sugar intake to less than 10% of total daily energy intake, which is the equivalent of around 12.5 teaspoons of sugar for adults, and suggests a further reduction to below 5% of total daily energy intake for additional benefits. This policy brief has been drawn up to assist governments in reducing the amount of sugar being consumed at a population level. 

Posted: 18/05/2015 11:16:13 by Laura Keaver


 

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