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UKHF welcomes SACN's revised recommendations on dietary sugars and fibre

We welcome the long-awaited report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on carbohydrates and health. The report marks a significant milestone by providing clarity that there is no dietary requirement for free sugars, and conclusive evidence of the important link between free sugars and a wide variety of health outcomes including obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. It also underscores the importance of dietary fibre for bowel health.


Commenting on the release, Jane Landon, Deputy CEO and Director of Policy said: “Recent surveys of sugars intakes in the UK demonstrate that existing voluntary approaches have not worked. A comprehensive and bold diet strategy is required to fix the twin challenges of cutting down on sugars intakes and increasing dietary fibre intakes.

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