Sugary drink guidelines

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Australian Dietary Guidelines The Australian Dietary Guidelines state that high or frequent intake of foods and drinks containing added sugars can lead to tooth decay in both children and adults. Recent evidence shows that intake of sugar-sweetened drinks can increase the risk of excessive weight gain in both children and adults. The guidelines recommend limiting foods high in added sugars, and in particular, limiting intake of drinks high in added sugars including sugar sweetened soft drinks, cordials, fruit drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks. NHMRC 2013
Guidelines: Sugar Intake for Adults and Children The WHO guidelines recommend adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits. World Health Organization 2015