The U.S. government recommends to decrease sugar, salt and saturated fat consumption

By: trademagazin Date: 2016. 01. 07. 11:03

The official advice from the U.S. government has arrived: The U.S. government has released its much-anticipated update to the Dietary Guidelines.


The guidelines, which are revised every five years, are based on evolving nutrition science and serve as the government's official advice on what to eat.

One concrete change: Americans are being told to limit sugar to no more than 10 percent of daily calories.

Over the past five years, a growing body of evidence has linked high levels of sugar consumption to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, even among Americans who are not overweight or obese. (MTI, Járai Judit)

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