American Heart Association Recommends U.S. Children Reduce Sugar Consumption by Two Thirds of Current Levels


“Children and adolescents should consume no more than 25 grams of added sugars a day, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

The statement in Circulation addresses the health concerns in young children and adolescents as a result of consumption of added sugars, such as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes.”

Source: AHA: Restrict Kids to 25 Grams or Less of Daily Added Sugar | Medpage Today

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