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ERIC Number: ED530167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1941-4927
Consumption of Added Sugar among U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2005-2008. NCHS Data Brief. No. 87
Ervin, R. Bethene; Kit, Brian K.; Carroll, Margaret D.; Ogden, Cynthia L.
National Center for Health Statistics
The consumption of added sugars, which are sweeteners added to processed and prepared foods, has been associated with measures of cardiovascular disease risk among adolescents, including adverse cholesterol concentrations. Although the percent of daily calories derived from added sugars declined between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008, consumption of added sugars remains high in the diets of Americans. The "2010 Dietary Guidelines" recommend limiting total intake of discretionary calories, which include added sugars and solid fats, to 5%-15% of daily caloric intake, yet many Americans continue to exceed these recommendations. This data brief presents results for added sugar consumption among U.S. children and adolescents for 2005-2008. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS)