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Thornley S, McRobbie H, Jackson G. The New Zealand sugar (fructose) fountain: time to turn the tide? N Z Med J. 2010;123(1311):58-64. http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1311/4030 and http://www.nzmj.com/journal/123-1311/4030/content.pdf The authors state: In our viewpoint article (above), we stated that "In 2005 New Zealanders drank and ate, on average, over half a cup (158g) of sucrose (sugar) per day. In contrast, less than 40g a day (about 1½ tablespoons) are recommended by the World Health Organization to prevent dental caries, obesity and chronic disease." The figure of 158g is derived from UNFAO data, which includes sugar and other sweeteners. From this source, a more accurate estimate of added sugar (sucrose) intake is 138 g/day (~50 kg/year). Also, to clarify a point raised in a letter to the editor (http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1325/4427), the WHO's guideline refers to added sugar, excluding intrinsic sources, such as fruit. Therefore the figure and associated wording have been changed. Please refer to the above links for the corrected copy.

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Thornley S, McRobbie H, Jackson G. The New Zealand sugar (fructose) fountain: time to turn the tide? N Z Med J. 2010;123(1311):58-64. http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1311/4030 and http://www.nzmj.com/journal/123-1311/4030/content.pdf The authors state: In our viewpoint article (above), we stated that "In 2005 New Zealanders drank and ate, on average, over half a cup (158g) of sucrose (sugar) per day. In contrast, less than 40g a day (about 1½ tablespoons) are recommended by the World Health Organization to prevent dental caries, obesity and chronic disease." The figure of 158g is derived from UNFAO data, which includes sugar and other sweeteners. From this source, a more accurate estimate of added sugar (sucrose) intake is 138 g/day (~50 kg/year). Also, to clarify a point raised in a letter to the editor (http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1325/4427), the WHO's guideline refers to added sugar, excluding intrinsic sources, such as fruit. Therefore the figure and associated wording have been changed. Please refer to the above links for the corrected copy.

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Abstract

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Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

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Competing Interests

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Thornley S, McRobbie H, Jackson G. The New Zealand sugar (fructose) fountain: time to turn the tide? N Z Med J. 2010;123(1311):58-64. http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1311/4030 and http://www.nzmj.com/journal/123-1311/4030/content.pdf The authors state: In our viewpoint article (above), we stated that "In 2005 New Zealanders drank and ate, on average, over half a cup (158g) of sucrose (sugar) per day. In contrast, less than 40g a day (about 1½ tablespoons) are recommended by the World Health Organization to prevent dental caries, obesity and chronic disease." The figure of 158g is derived from UNFAO data, which includes sugar and other sweeteners. From this source, a more accurate estimate of added sugar (sucrose) intake is 138 g/day (~50 kg/year). Also, to clarify a point raised in a letter to the editor (http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1325/4427), the WHO's guideline refers to added sugar, excluding intrinsic sources, such as fruit. Therefore the figure and associated wording have been changed. Please refer to the above links for the corrected copy.

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Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

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Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

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