The Sugar Association letter to Dr. Nestle expressed its concern about misinformation reported on added sugars consumption. We provided Dr. Nestle with USDA consumption data the shows sugars’ contribution to Americans increased caloric intake is overstated. Added sugars consumption is only about 2 teaspoons (30 calories) more than in was in 1970, prior to concerns about obesity. Current efforts to overemphasize the intake of added sugars as a major contributing factor to obesity is unwarranted and not science-based.

Click here to read the letter to Marion Nestle.

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