A recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) review advises people to cut intake of added sugars to six teaspoons a day but industry group The Sugar Association has slammed the quality of data used in the review as “garbage”. In a scathing response to the evidence review featured in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the Sugar Association called into the question the methodology of the studies used as well as the timing of the publication. “This is a review of existing evidence, and even a well-executed systematic review is only as good as the studies that are inputted. Essentially, garbage in equals garbage out,” said Courtney Gaine, president and CEO of the Sugar Association. “Whenever conclusion statements are stronger than the actual findings and, even worse, don’t reflect the aim of the study or what the study was designed to find, it is a red flag. “Clearly there is something fishy here, but the timing of a paper like this in the midst of the 2025 to 2030 Dietary Guidelines for Americans process is not a surprise,” she added. The review’s release comes as the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee revisits the country’s Dietary Guidelines for 2025 to 2030 in which current guidelines recommend those two years and older keep an added sugar intake of less than 10% of their total daily calories.

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