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Science Should Drive Dietary Guidelines Process

January 14, 2014

The Sugar Association called for dietary recommendations based on rigorous research rather than hypotheticals or opinions in comments delivered today before the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

“% Less Sugar” Claim Continues to Confuse Consumers; FDA Action Needed

November 18, 2013

Divided by a decade yet the results are the same: American consumers remain confused by “% less Sugar” claims on product packages.

Consumers Still Misled, Confused About Realities of Sugar Consumption

July 30, 2013

Americans’ consumption of sugar (sucrose) has decreased by 35 percent in the past 42 years according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but the results of a recent poll show that most parents believe just the opposite.

Sugar Association addresses misleading claims made in University of Texas Study

June 19, 2013

The recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), explores the effect of a product of glucose metabolism—glucose 6 phosphate (G6P)—on heart function. G6P is hardly unique to sugar (sucrose).

Sugar Association Congratulates Appointees to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

May 31, 2013

The Sugar Association extends its congratulations to the recently appointed members of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

FDA Denies Petition to Rename High-Fructose Corn Syrup

May 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today denied a Corn Refiners Association (CRA) petition to rename high-fructose corn syrup “corn sugar,” saying the action would only serve to confuse U.S. consumers and could even pose a health risk to those suffering from fructose intolerance.

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