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Medical News & Perspectives
April 12, 2016

New Dietary Guidelines Place Added Sugars in the Crosshairs

JAMA. 2016;315(14):1440-1441. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1321

Sugar lovers received some not-so-sweet advice earlier this year.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, produced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the first time recommend limiting consumption of added sugars to less than 10% of calories per day (http://1.usa.gov/21N65zL). Previous guidelines only recommended cutting back on calories from such sugars.

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