American Heart Association rolls out new sugar guidelines

The American Heart Association is recommending children and teens eat no more than six teaspoons of added sugar per day. Researchers also say kids should

Researchers also say kids should not drink more than eight ounces of any sugary beverages each week.

Researchers also say kids should not drink more than eight ounces of any sugary beverages each week. (8/23/16)

WOODBURY - The American Heart Association is recommending children and teens eat no more than six teaspoons of added sugar per day.

Researchers also say kids should not drink more than eight ounces of any sugary beverages each week.

Pediatrician Dr. John Zaso says added sugars on food labels includes high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, fruit juice and others. Zaso says studies have linked too much sugar to cardiovascular disease.

"Kids are getting too much added sugar in their diets, more than the companies are putting in the manufactured foods," says Zaso. "They are more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure as adults."

The Sugar Association, a trade group founded by the U.S. sugar industry, tells News 12 the conversation about added sugar is "out of control and the link between added sugar, obesity and chronic disease is not supported by science."

 

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