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Comment & Response
July 14, 2015

Added Sugar Intake and Public Health—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nutritional Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • 2Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):187-188. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6227

In Reply Drs Linos and Bassett claim our article misinterpreted the data of Yang et al.1 We disagree. Yang et al used recommendations for added sugar intake by the WHO2 and the IOM3 (<10% or <25% of daily energy intake, respectively) to evaluate their findings. We acknowledged the significant dose-dependent relationship between added sugar and cardiovascular mortality.

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