Sweetening of the global diet, particularly beverages: patterns, trends, and policy responses.

  title={Sweetening of the global diet, particularly beverages: patterns, trends, and policy responses.},
  author={Barry M Popkin and C. D. Hawkes},
  journal={The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology},
  volume={4 2},
Evidence suggests that excessive intake of added sugars has adverse effects on cardiometabolic health, which is consistent with many reviews and consensus reports from WHO and other unbiased sources. 74% of products in the US food supply contain caloric or low-calorie sweeteners, or both. Of all packaged foods and beverages purchased by a nationally representative sample of US households in 2013, 68% (by proportion of calories) contain caloric sweeteners and 2% contain low-calorie sweeteners… CONTINUE READING


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