New Limits Urged on Americans’ Sugar Consumption Amid Rising Obesity Concerns – USA DAILY NEWS

New Limits Urged on Americans’ Sugar Consumption Amid Rising Obesity Concerns

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A federal committee’s recommendation that Americans should limit their consumption of added sugars to 6% of their daily calories—down from the current guideline of 10%—is spotlighting the growing toll of obesity on the nation’s health, and drawing pushback from makers of candy and sodas.

The guidance, from a committee’s recommendations for new U.S. dietary guidelines, aims to address rising rates of obesity and the poor quality of most Americans’ diets. Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of health problems, including…