SugarScience Blog Archive

March 2015

March 27, 2015

Why Sugar Matters Today. Finding Tools to Fight Diabetes.

During the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, 1,500 U.S. soldiers lost a limb in combat. In that same period, more than 1.5 million U.S. residents lost limbs to amputations from type 2 diabetes. That glaring fact, and the millions of Americans affected by it, is something we need to remember in the midst of the dry discussions around sugar and food labeling.

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March 24, 2015

"Sugar Papers" Reveal Industry Role in 1970s Dental Program

Industry documents discovered by UC San Francisco researchers reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the NIH in the 1960s and ‘70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay in American children.

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March 4, 2015

Taking the Lead Worldwide: World Health Organization Recommends Sugar Limits

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put a historic stake in ground on the subject of sugar and health, issuing new guidelines that call upon countries to reduce the consumption of added sugar. The UN group continues with its recommendation that both adults and children limit their intake of added sugar to less than 10% of total daily calories. What’s new is its guidance that it may be best to keep added sugar below 5% of daily calories. That’s 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day for a 2,000-calorie diet.

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SugarScience Facts

Overconsumption of added sugar is linked to type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting 26 million Americans.

SugarScience Facts

Growing scientific evidence shows that too much added sugar, over time, is linked to diabetes, heart disease and liver disease.

Healthy Beverage Initiative

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eliminating the sale of sugar sweetened beverages.

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