“Why it’s important to consider the source” — exhibit 5,207.
In this review for the International Journal of Obesity, the authors claim that added sugar recommendations set forth by the American Heart Association (no more than 36 grams, or 9 teaspoons, for adult men and no more than 24 grams, or 6 teaspoons, for adult women), the World Health Organization (no more than 10 percent of calories, with no more than 5 percent of calories even better) and Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 2015 (no more than 10 percent of total calories) may be “unduly conservative.”
This viewpoint is particularly odd considering how many reputable global health organizations are coming out in favor for added sugar limits based on an ever-growing body of science.
One of the authors, Dr. James Rippe, is the founder of the Rippe Institute. He and his research laboratory have “received unrestricted grants from ConAgra Foods, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola”, among others. He is also on a $41,000-a-month retainer from The Corn Refiners Association.