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Adults and children must cut the amount of sugar they consume by as much as half in North America and Western Europe and even more in other areas to lower risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. New guidelines meant people should reduce the amount to less than 10 percent of their daily energy intake -- or to about 50 grams or 12 teaspoons of sugar for adults, experts at the U.N. body told Reuters. The current average in North and Central America was 95 grams per adult per day, in South America about 130 grams, and in Western Europe about 101 grams, said Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of WHO's Department of Nutrition for Health and Development.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged a dramatic drop in the consumption of sugar, "hidden" in everything from sodas and ketchup, as it steps up the fight against obesity. The UN health agency had previously issued guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of a person's total daily energy intake, but in a new twist urged countries to strive for half that. Health-hazardous free sugars, in the form of table sugar, fructose or glucose for instance, are added to foods and drinks by manufacturers, cooks and consumers themselves, and are naturally present in substances like honey and fruit juices. The UN agency pointed out that much of the so-called free sugars we consume today are "hidden" in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweet, like ketchup, which contains a full teaspoon of the sugar in each tablespoon.
McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous "superbugs". The world's biggest restaurant chain will announce on Wednesday that within two years McDonald's USA will only buy chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. McDonald's policy will begin at the hatchery, where chickens sometimes are injected with antibiotics while still in the shell. She said the company is working with its domestic chicken suppliers, including Tyson Foods Inc, to make the transition.
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