Pretty monumental news:
“A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.”
It’s refreshing and encouraging to see science not go through an industry-friendly filter first.
Expect the food industry (via The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the International Food Information Council) to protest loudly.
PS: Here’s a brief history lesson on what happened back in 2003 when WHO wanted to suggest this (spoiler: The Sugar Association was not happy):