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Sugar consumption among Canadians of all ages.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22106786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
According to the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition, Canadians consumed an average of 110 grams (26 teaspoons) of sugar a day, approximately 20% of their total energy intake. While over 30% of this sugar came from vegetables and fruit, 35% came from the "other" foods category, which consists of items such as soft drinks, salad dressings and candy. The top ten sources of sugar accounted for approximately 85% of daily sugar intake. Beverages (milk, fruit juice, fruit drinks and regular soft drinks) represented 44% of the sugar consumed by children and adolescents, and 35% of that consumed by adults. Diabetics' average sugar intake was less than that of non-diabetics, but at 17%, exceeded the recommended 10% cut-off of total daily calories.
Kellie Langlois; Didier Garriguet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health reports     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0840-6529     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Rep     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  2011-12-13     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012854     Medline TA:  Health Rep     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Canada / epidemiology
Child, Preschool
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage*
Energy Intake*
Health Surveys
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates

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