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WHO releases final sugar advice for children and adults

Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

By Joyeeta Basu

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.

A standard can of sugar-sweetened soft drink would exceed the 5% limit on added sugars for most people

WHO recommends halving sugar intake advice

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised halving sugar intake advice from 10% of total calories to 5% of total calories in a new dietary guideline proposal.

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