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The FDA's problematic push for an added-sugar label on food
The FDA's problematic push for an added-sugar label on food

Sugar has been identified as the new dietary demon, taking on the role from once-vilified fats, and it probably deserves much of that reputation. Research has piled up on sugar’s role in adding calories without nutrition, and on spiking and dropping blood-sugar levels that can result in cravings for more food. Even so, it’s hard to fully understand the reasoning behind the new push by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to label “added sugars”—those that don’t exist naturally in the food. It might usefully make shoppers more aware of just how often sugar is added to foods that aren’t associated with sweetness—canned soups or deli turkey....

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