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Sweet to Sweat

JACKSON, Miss. — The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending you reduce your sugar intake from 10 percent of your daily calories to only 5 percent.

For an adult of a normal body mass index (BMI), that would be about six teaspoons, or 25 grams, of sugar per day.  “I think it’s a good thing,” said Dr. Randy Easterling, a primary care physician in Vicksburg.  “The more sugar we cut, our weight should go down.  The more we exercise, that will affect our diabetes, hypertension, stroke; and we will be healthier Mississippians.”

The WHO’s recommendation applies to glucose, table sugar, and those naturally occurring in fruits, honey and syrups.

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