Worldwide trends in dietary sugars intake.

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dc.contributor.author Wittekind, Anna
dc.contributor.author Walton, Janette
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-02T12:47:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-02T12:47:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12
dc.identifier.citation Wittekind, A. and Walton, J. (2014) 'Worldwide trends in dietary sugars intake', Nutrition Research Reviews, 27(2), pp. 330-345. doi:10.1017/S0954422414000237 en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 330 en
dc.identifier.endpage 345 en
dc.identifier.issn 0954-4224
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3728
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0954422414000237
dc.description.abstract Estimating trends in dietary intake data is integral to informing national nutrition policy and monitoring progress towards dietary guidelines. Dietary intake of sugars is a controversial public health issue and guidance in relation to recommended intakes is particularly inconsistent. Published data relating to trends in sugars intake are relatively sparse. The purpose of the present review was to collate and review data from national nutrition surveys to examine changes and trends in dietary sugars intake. Only thirteen countries (all in the developed world) appear to report estimates of sugars intake from national nutrition surveys at more than one point in time. Definitions of dietary sugars that were used include ‘total sugars’, ‘non-milk extrinsic sugars’, ‘added sugars’, sucrose' and ‘mono- and disaccharides’. This variability in terminology across countries meant that comparisons were limited to within countries. Hence trends in dietary sugars intake were examined by country for the whole population (where data permitted), and for specific or combined age and sex subpopulations. Findings indicate that in the majority of population comparisons, estimated dietary sugars intake is either stable or decreasing in both absolute (g/d) and relative (% energy) terms. An increase in sugars intake was observed in few countries and only in specific subpopulations. In conclusion, the findings from the present review suggest that, in the main, dietary sugars intake are decreasing or stable. A consistent approach to estimation of dietary sugars intake from national nutrition surveys is required if more valid estimates of changes in dietary sugars intakes are required in the future. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.rights © The Authors 2014. Published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on behalf of The Nutrition Society en
dc.subject Dietary intakes en
dc.subject Sugar en
dc.subject National nutrition surveys en
dc.title Worldwide trends in dietary sugars intake. 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
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dc.date.updated 2017-03-02T12:39:34Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 288343464
dc.internal.pmid 25623085
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Nutrition Research Reviews en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress janette.walton@ucc.ie en


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