Advocating for Reduced Sugar Consumption to Reduce the Prevalence of Noncommunicable Diseases

2015 Biology and Medicine  
Over the recent decades, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading killer worldwide. The recent estimates released by the World Health Organization suggested that on an annual basis close to 40 million people succumb to the NCDs and their associated complications. The World Health Organization (WHO), strongly advocates that all adults and children should reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. As heterogeneous settings are
more » ... settings are prevalent across the world, the primary challenge is to combine these recommendations with the existing nutrient guidelines and dietary goals, in such a manner that these healthy practices percolate till the remote sections of community. In conclusion, it is the need of the hour to not only seriously consider but even incorporate the recommendations of the World Health Organization in policies so that the future epidemic of non-communicable diseases can be prevented.
doi:10.4172/0974-8369.1000234 fatcat:ljxnx555kvhqvc4fqnw5bkhyqu