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TWIW 6: Sugar labels may save millions
22, Apr, 2019
This week in wellness a study, published recently in Circulation, estimates that the US FDA’s added sugar label could prevent or postpone nearly 1 million cases of cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, over a 20-year period in the US alone.
In 2016, the FDA announced several mandatory changes to the Nutrition Facts label in order to provide consumers with enhanced nutritional information. Among the changes was adding the grams and percent Daily Value of added sugar content, which would help consumers limit calories from added sugar in accordance with the recommendations of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (which suggest limiting added sugars to less than 10% of calories per day).
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