2015 DGA recommendation
Added sugars should be less than 10% of total calorie intake
Health effects according to DGA?
Sugar alcohols come from plant products such as fruits and berries. The carbohydrate in these plant products is altered through a chemical process.
Types of artificial sweeteners?
Saccharin Aspartame Acesulfame-K Sucralose Neotame
Types of Sugar Alcohols
What kind of artificial sweetener is deadly for some people?
What started the debate about if there is a unique relationship between HFCS and obesity?
Commentary written in AJCN showing a correlation between HFCS and obesity
Differences in the digestion, absorption and metabolism of fructose compared to glucose
What were the issues with studies looking at an isolated dose of fructose?
Studies misused looking at isolated doses of fructose and glucose
What were some flaws in the argument associated with HFCS and obesity?
- Obesity has remained the same or increased
- As HFCS increased, sucrose consumption decreased
- Total sugar use has increased since the 70s
What was the position of the AMA in the reading?
that there is No difference between HFCS and sucrose in their likelihood of causing obesity