In a long-awaited report, the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has ditched a 10% upper limit on sugar intake instead recommending that less than 5% of daily energy should come from free sugars.
Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, published online this week. It's time to bust the myth that anyone - and that includes athletes - can outrun a bad diet, they say. The experts behind the editorial are three leading exponents of LCHF eating, Drs Aseem Malhotra of the UK, SA's Tim Noakes, and Steven Phinney of the US.
Sugar may not be so sweet when it comes to its effects on the world economy, conclude Morgan Stanley analysts in a new research report. They say that because health is a key driver of economic growth, rising diabetes and obesity rates cloud the outlook in both emerging markets and developed economies.
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