A review of sugar consumption from nationally representative dietary surveys across the world.

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dc.contributor.author Newens, K. J.
dc.contributor.author Walton, Janette
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-02T11:24:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-02T11:24:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-10
dc.identifier.citation Newens, K. J. and Walton, J. (2016) 'A review of sugar consumption from nationally representative dietary surveys across the world', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29(2), pp. 225-240. doi:10.1111/jhn.12338 en
dc.identifier.volume 29 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 225 en
dc.identifier.endpage 240 en
dc.identifier.issn 0952-3871
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3724
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jhn.12338
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Government and health organisations worldwide have recently reviewed the evidence on the role of dietary sugars in relation to health outcomes. Hence, it is timely to review current intakes of dietary sugars with respect to this guidance and as a benchmark for future surveillance. METHODS: This review collates data from nationally representative dietary surveys across the world and reports estimates of intakes of total and added sugars, and sucrose in different population subgroups. Total sugars includes all mono- and disaccharides; namely, glucose, fructose, lactose, sucrose and maltose. Added and free sugars differ in the quantity of natural sugars included in their definitions. Free sugars include sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates, whereas added sugars typically only refer to those added during processing. RESULTS: Most countries reported intakes of total sugars, with fewer reporting intakes of added sugars and sucrose. No country reported intakes of free sugars. The available data suggest that total sugars as a percentage of energy were highest in the infant (<4 years), with mean values ranging from 20.0% to 38.4%, and decreased over the lifespan to 13.5–24.6% in adults. Intakes of added sugars were higher in school-aged children and adolescents (up to 19% of total energy) compared to younger children or adults. CONCLUSIONS: Further research into the dietary patterns contributing to added sugars intake in children and adolescents is warranted. It would also be beneficial to policy guidance if future dietary surveys employed a uniform way of expressing sugars that is feasible to measure and has public health significance. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.rights © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The British Dietetic Association Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Added sugars en
dc.subject Dietary surveys en
dc.subject Sucrose en
dc.subject Sugar consumption en
dc.subject Total sugars en
dc.title A review of sugar consumption from nationally representative dietary surveys across the world. en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Janette Walton, Firm Programme, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: janette.walton@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2017-03-02T10:23:23Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 320884830
dc.internal.pmid 26453428
dc.contributor.funder World Sugar Research Organisation (WSRO), United Kingdom en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress janette.walton@ucc.ie en


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© 2015 The Authors. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The British Dietetic Association Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The British Dietetic Association Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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