Health experts say people should get no more than ten percent of their daily calories from sugar. The recommendations are contained in a new report commissioned by two U-N agencies.
It's aimed at stemming the global epidemic of obesity-linked diseases. Concerns about sugar intake aren't new, but very few experts have recommended a specific limit -- until now. The report says people should restrict consumption of added sugar -- meaning sugar not naturally present in honey, syrups and fruit juices -- to below ten percent of calories.
The findings were compiled by a panel of 30 international experts. Their recommendations on how much fat, grains, protein, salt and fruits and vegetables people should eat also are in line with prevailing opinion.