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January 28, 2021 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Updated Summary of the Evidence and Guidelines on Diet, Sugars, and Obesity

The new Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines, developed by Obesity Canada and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, were released in 2020 after an extensive review of the scientific evidence. These guidelines represent “the first comprehensive update in Canadian obesity guidelines since 2007, and perhaps the most extensive review of published evidence yet conducted in obesity worldwide” and shift “the focus of obesity management toward improving patient-centered health outcomes, rather than weight loss alone”.  A summary of the recommendations is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The dietitians and nutrition scientists at the Canadian Sugar Institute perform regular updates to relevant health topics related to sugars on the website based on the highest level of evidence. We are pleased to share our updated website content on Sugars and Overweight and Obesity, which has been reviewed by Dr. John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto). It reflects key guidance from the new Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines as well as the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines: An Integration of physical activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep. In addition, this resource features an updated review of the current evidence related to overall diet as well as sugars in the context of obesity development, and how nutrition and lifestyle changes can help manage obesity. 

To read the updated website content, please visit: 

For more information, additional CSI resources include: