24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100
Victoria, TX 77904
(361)575-0611
(800)421-8825

Nutrition
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
Grilled, Smoked Meats May Up Mortality Risk After Breast CancerFDA, EPA Issue Guidance on Fish ConsumptionHealth Tip: Help Young Athletes Avoid MalnutritionCould Grilled, Smoked Meats Lower Survival After Breast Cancer?FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant WomenIncentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, VeggiesMonkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend LifeHealth Tip: Stick With Your Healthy-Eating ResolutionCaffeine Found to Reduce Age-Related InflammationKids' Use of Artificial Sweeteners Spiked in Recent YearsMost of Canada's Packaged Foods, Drinks Have Added SugarsSushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. SalmonDespite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: StudyHealth Tip: Eat a Protein-Rich BreakfastWant to Leave Dinner Feeling Full? Bring on the BeansGovernment-Backed Salt Reduction Efforts Could Deliver Big Health Pay DayLots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in MenHealth Tip: Improve Your DietHealth Tip: Get Enough Vitamin CHealth Tip: Enjoying Rare Meat SafelyFurther Evidence Mediterranean Diet Ups Brain Health in SeniorsHealth Tip: Not All Food Myths Are AccurateDASH Tops the 2017 Rankings for Best DietsPlant-Based Diets Score Big for Healthy Weight LossHealth Tip: Order a Healthier BreakfastHealthy Snacks Can Be Smart Part of a Diabetes DietHealth Tip: Watch Salt in Kids' DietsKids' Restaurant Meals Need Slimming Down: NutritionistsDon't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday CelebrationHealth Tip: 3 Steps to Eating HealthierGuidance on Dietary Sugar Intake Based on Low-Quality EvidenceHealth Tip: Add Color to Your FoodHealth Tip: Get the Nutrients You NeedHealth Tip: Keep Teeth Healthy During the HolidaysHealth Tip: Using a Food ThermometerHealthy Diet May Mean Longer Life for Kidney PatientsHealth Tip: Prep Your Refrigerator for the HolidaysHealth Tip: Cooking a Holiday HamThree Low-Carb Meals a Day Can Lower Insulin ResistanceLow-Carb Diet May Aid Your MetabolismAmericans Divided Over Organic, GM Foods: PollVegetarian Diets Called Good for People and the PlanetHealth Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy PlateFast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study FindsDon't Get Stuffed on ThanksgivingU.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .Your Recipe for a Healthy, Delicious Holiday SeasonExploding Some Turkey MythsHow to Prepare That Holiday Turkey SafelyHealth Tip: Don't Overeat During the Holidays
Questions and AnswersLinks
Related Topics

Wellness and Personal Development

Guidance on Dietary Sugar Intake Based on Low-Quality Evidence


HealthDay News
Updated: Dec 20th 2016

new article illustration

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines on dietary sugar intake are of poor quality, and the supporting evidence is of low quality, according to research published online Dec. 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Jennifer Erickson, R.D., from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of guidelines on sugar intake. Guideline quality was assessed using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation, 2nd edition (AGREE II).

The researchers identified nine guidelines, which offered 12 recommendations. Each of the guidelines suggested a reduction in the consumption of foods containing non-intrinsic sugars. There was poor scoring on AGREE II criteria across the guidelines, specifically in terms of rigor of development, applicability, and editorial independence. Non-quantitative guidance was provided by seven recommendations, while five recommended less than 25 percent to less than 5 percent of total calories from non-intrinsic sugars. Various health concerns were the basis of the recommendations, including nutrient displacement, dental caries, and weight gain. Evidence supporting recommendations was of a low to very-low quality.

"Guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations and are based on low-quality evidence," the authors write. "Public health officials (when promulgating these recommendations) and their public audience (when considering dietary behavior) should be aware of these limitations."

One author disclosed financial ties to the nutrition industry; a second author disclosed ties to the biopharmaceutical industry.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)