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Sugar – The Next Big Thing

That depends on the question! According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the maximum amount of added sugar you should ingest in a day is 25 grams (for women and children) or 37.5 grams (for men). It may not sound like much in grams however it’s six teaspoons and nine teaspoons respectively.

How many grams of added sugar do Americans take in every day? What’s your guess? The answer is at the end of this article.

This issue is much more serious than just calories and carbs and it leads straight to insulin resistance. And, the FDA has just enacted a regulation (July 2018) to add a daily value to added sugar intake that does not take full effect until 2021.

Nonetheless, a greater awareness of, and concentration on, added sugar is upon us.

This is a subject of vital importance to healthcare providers and health plans with an interest in population healthcare management.

We recently broadcast a webinar on this topic for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. It was attended by over 250 Chronic Disease Directors and staff across the USA and received very positive feedback.

Contact, 716-799-8244 for an opportunity to view this webinar.

Every man, woman and child in the USA consumes, on average, 128 grams of added sugar per day.

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