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The recommended sugar intake will stay at below 10% of total calorie intake a day, with 5% the target, says the WHO.
A systematic review of studies in humans was conducted to update evidence on the association between the amount of sugars intake and dental caries and on the effect of restricting sugars intake to < 10% and < 5% energy on caries to inform the updating of World Health Organization guidelines on sugars consumption.
These questions asked whether reducing or increasing intake of dietary sugars influences measures of body fatness in adults and children, and whether the existing evidence provides support for the recommendation to reduce intake of free sugars to less than 10% total energy
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However, a number of experts now think 10% is too high, amid rising obesity levels around the world.