Evidence to support a food-based dietary guideline on sugar consumption in South Africa

  title={Evidence to support a food-based dietary guideline on sugar consumption in South Africa},
  author={Nelia Patricia Steyn and Norman J. Temple},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND To review studies undertaken in South Africa (SA) which included sugar intake associated with dental caries, non-communicable diseases, diabetes, obesity and/or micronutrient dilution, since the food-based dietary guideline: "Use foods and drinks that contain sugar sparingly and not between meals" was promulgated by the Department of Health (DOH) in 2002. METHODS Three databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, and ScienceDirect), and SA Journal of Clinical Nutrition (SAJCN), DOH and SA… CONTINUE READING


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