Researchers call for ‘radical rethink’ of free sugars targets

September 16, 2014 12:30 PM

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Researchers call for ‘radical rethink’ of free sugars targets

Intakes of free dietary sugars should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in order to battle the ‘significant’ financial and social burdens of tooth decay, warn researchers.

The study, published in BMC Public Health, analysed the effect of sugars on tooth decay (dental caries) – finding that sugars are the only cause of tooth decay in children and adults.

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