Canadian Sugar Institute Encourages Canadians to seek Balanced Information Following Screening of Sugar Coated Documentary

April 25, 2015 - In advance of the screening of Sugar Coated, a documentary airing at this year’s Hot Docs Festival, the Canadian Sugar Institute is inviting Canadians, and the media, to gather science based information on sugar in order to critically assess the content.

WHO 10% Free Sugars Guideline Based on Tooth Decay, not Obesity; Unchanged from the March 2014 Draft Guideline

March 04, 2015 - The WHO final 10% guideline on free sugars intake continues to be based on evidence related to tooth decay, not overweight or obesity. The final guideline is the same as proposed in their draft guideline and the WHO has clarified that this is “based on moderate quality evidence from observational studies of dental caries”.

Worldwide trends in sugars intake - stable or declining

February 06, 2015 - Dietary intake of sugars is a controversial public health issue and published data relating to trends in sugars intake are relatively sparse. A recent review entitled "Worldwide trends in dietary sugars intake" written by Dr. Anna Wittekind and Dr. Janette Walton addresses this knowledge gap and found that dietary sugars consumption is declining or stable in many developed countries.

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