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Cutting sugar intake helps reduce weight

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Reducing sugar intake has a small but significant effect on body weight in adults, according to a paper published in the BMJ.

Findings support international guidelines to cut sugar intake to less than 10 per cent of total energy.

Researchers at the University of Otago and the Riddet Institute in New Zealand analysed results of 71 studies (30 randomised controlled trials and 41 cohort studies) of sugar intake and body fatness to summarise evidence on the association between intake of dietary sugars and body weight in adults and children

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