The bitter truth about sweet drinks

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) is proposing that the recommended daily sugar intake be halved from 10% of the average adult's daily energy intake to 5% - the equivalent of around six teaspoons of sugar a day. The new recommendation is an attempt to address the global health problems of obesity and dental decay (caries), with the WHO particularly concerned about increasing consumption of sugar in soft drinks and sports drinks.

Prof Mike Morgan and Assoc Prof Stuart Dashper recently contributed their knowledge on the relationship between sugar and dental caries in an article in The Conversation. Read 'The bitter truth about what sugar is doing to your teeth'.