New research shows sugar should be considered an independent risk factor for heart disease and many other chronic diseases.
The U.S. government has never issued a recommended dietary limit for added sugars, as it has with sodium. But the American Heart Association recommends limiting sugar to less than 100 calories a day for women and 150 calories a day for men.
This study is focused on sugar found in candy, desserts and sweetened beverages.
Naturally occurring sugar, like in fruit, is okay.
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