Cereal Foods World. September 2010 edition

Abstract: Dietary guidance from authoritative bodies all over the world includes recommendations to reduce intake of added sugars. The most recent addition can be found in the report of the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC)(21). This report reaffirms conclusions of the 2005 DGAC report (23) and strengthens the conclusions with specific recommendations and statements, including that consumers should a) “decrease consumption of energy-dense carbohydrates, especially refined, sugar-dense sources, to balance energy needs”; b) “reduce intake of foods containing added sugars and solid fats because these dietary components contribute excess calories and few, if any, nutrients”; c) “lower intake of refined grains, especially refined grains that are coupled with added sugar, solid fat, and sodium.”

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This work was supported by the IAFNS Committee on IAFNS Committee on Carbohydrates.