WHO issues new draft guidelines on sugar consumption

General Health
The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new draft guidelines on sugar consumption. The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that even though the WHO “reiterates its 2002 recommendation that no more than 10% of daily calories come in the form of sugar,” the organization “adds that people would get additional benefits if they can keep their sugar consumption below 5% of daily calories.” In other words, an adult who is not obese should not exceed a limit of six teaspoons of sugar (approximately 25 grams) per day. (more…)
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Baby steps to a healthier you

General Health
Sally complained to me, “I’m frustrated! Guidelines for healthy blood pressure and blood sugar have been lowered, while the recommended amount of daily exercise has been raised.” As a result, Sally was ready to surrender the fight for fitness. (more…)
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