New guidelines to deal with non-communicable diseases 16 hours 13 minutes ago

March 6, 2015 5:06 AM

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued new guidelines recommending adults and children worldwide to reduce their daily sugar intake to boost health and stave off non-communicable diseases.

The WHO said intake of 'free' sugars, monosaccharides, such as glucose, fructose and disaccharides, sucrose or table sugar, should make up less than 10 per cent of daily energy intake, while a reduction below five per cent of energy intake per day would provide additional benefits.

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