Edward Malnick
London Telegraph
March 6, 2014

Sugar consumption should be halved to help reduce health problems such as obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Sugar was considered a luxury in Europe prior to the 18th century. (Lauri Andler / Wiki)
Sugar was considered a luxury in Europe prior to the 18th century. (Lauri Andler / Wiki)

The WHO set out draft guidance advising a dramatic reduction in sugar intake amid growing evidence that it contributes to chronic diseases.

The move follows calls by some leading scientists and campaigners for the current recommended daily limits on sugar intake to be halved to 5 per cent of an individual’s overall calorie consumption – the equivalent of six “level” teaspoons a day for the average adult.

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