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.
Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Diana Thomas. Added Sugar Intake and Public Health—Reply. JAMA. 2015;314(2):187–188. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6227