The sugar wars: Rhetoric or reason?

The sugar wars: Rhetoric or reason?

Monday Aug 27 Read more: EurekAlert!

Over the past 50 years researchers, clinicians, professional organizations, and health charities have waged war on sugar, calling for dietary recommendations to be changed and for a sugar tax on soft drinks and sweet treats in an effort to reduce obesity and cardiovascular diseases. In 2014, the WHO recommended that adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than ten percent of their total energy intake.

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