Halve your sugar intake, WHO advises
Western Daily Press (UK)
People should cut the amount of sugar in their diet by half if they want to improve their health, the
For adults of a normal weight, this is the equivalent of around 50g - about 12 level teaspoons - of sugar.
In new draft guidelines, which are subject to consultation, the WHO maintains its original 10 per cent advice but it argues that cutting this intake to less than 5 per cent would bring "additional health benefits". It says the lower firgure is the "ideal" that people should aim for.
The guidelines follow several studies on the impact of sugar on obesity and dental cavities, including the role of "hidden" sugars in processed foods such as sweets, with sugary, fizzy drinks having about 10 teaspoons of sugar.
The news comes after
She said being overweight had become "normalised" in