New CRP: Optimizing Nuclear Techniques to Assess Accurate Quantitative Biomarkers of Added Sugar Intake in Adults

The IAEA is launching a new five-year Coordinated Research Project (CRP) that aims to optimize the use of natural abundance stable isotope ratios of carbon (13C/12C, hereafter the “CIR”) to assess added sugar intake in different populations. This is relevant in terms of the emerging evidence for the role of carbohydrate and free sugar intake in chronic disease, and the recent guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), which recommend restricting free sugar in the diet to less than 10%, or even 5% of total energy intake for additional health benefits. Read more.

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