The Sugar Association Board of Directors announces that Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, has been named interim president and CEO for the organization. Dr. Gaine brings more than a decade of experience in nutritional sciences and important leadership qualities to the position.
“Everyone recognizes it is important for Americans to eat healthy diets within caloric needs but strong scientific evidence should support all dietary recommendations. Therefore, the Sugar Association is disappointed that despite a lack of scientific evidence, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend an intake limit or target for ‘added sugars’ of no more than 10 percent of daily calories…”
Once again, an animal study that links consuming sugar to cancer is being sensationalized. Studies like this have made news periodically for decades, yet when the full body of science on the subject is evaluated, no credible link between ingested sugars and cancer has been established.