Spotlight on 2015 Dietary Guidelines: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Lacked Transparency in Evidence Selection
June 25, 2015
The Sugar Association has significant concerns about the lack of transparency involved in the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) Added Sugars Working Group’s decision‐making.
Given that the Nutrition Evidence Library review process was bypassed for three out of four research questions on “added sugars,” this left a non‐existent protocol for evidence selection. It remains unclear how the DGAC determined which already-published reviews to include and exclude in the process.