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New Unsweetened Truths About Sugar

New Unsweetened Truths About Sugar Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Original Investigation Research Invited Commentary Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research on the health ministration’s “generally regarded as safe” list, which allows effects of sugar, one fueled by extremely high rates of added manufacturers to add unlimited amounts to any food. In the sugar overconsumption in the American public. By “added absence of a federal dietary limit, several nongovernmental ex- sugar overconsumption,” we pert panels have weighed in. As discussed by Yang et al, the refer to a total daily consump- Institute of Medicine recommends the highest limit: no more Related article page 516 tion of sugars added to prod- than 25% of daily calories should be consumed as added sugar. ucts during manufacturing At the low end, the American Heart Association recommends (ie, not naturally occurring sugars, as in fresh fruit) in excess no more than 25 g/d for women and 38 g/d for men, amount- of dietary limits recommended by expert panels. Past con- ing to 5.0% and 7.5%, respectively, of a 2000-calorie daily diet. cerns revolved around obesity and dental caries as the main Yang et al inform this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

New Unsweetened Truths About Sugar

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 174 (4) – Apr 1, 2014

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12991
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24493006
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Abstract

Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Original Investigation Research Invited Commentary Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research on the health ministration’s “generally regarded as safe” list, which allows effects of sugar, one fueled by extremely high rates of added manufacturers to add unlimited amounts to any food. In the sugar overconsumption in the American public. By “added absence of a federal dietary limit, several nongovernmental ex- sugar overconsumption,” we pert panels have weighed in. As discussed by Yang et al, the refer to a total daily consump- Institute of Medicine recommends the highest limit: no more Related article page 516 tion of sugars added to prod- than 25% of daily calories should be consumed as added sugar. ucts during manufacturing At the low end, the American Heart Association recommends (ie, not naturally occurring sugars, as in fresh fruit) in excess no more than 25 g/d for women and 38 g/d for men, amount- of dietary limits recommended by expert panels. Past con- ing to 5.0% and 7.5%, respectively, of a 2000-calorie daily diet. cerns revolved around obesity and dental caries as the main Yang et al inform this

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JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2014

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