Cracking Down on American Intake of Sugar and Saturated Fat 

The US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture published their dietary guidelines they do every five years. The governmental agencies urged the public to cut their sugar and saturated fat intake to less than ten percent of their calories.

Some health advocates lauded the guidelines saying they which aim to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Meanwhile, detractors say the guidelines ignored strong scientific evidence presented by its own advisory committee on the need for Americans to eat less meat for health, food security and environmental reasons.

These guidelines included more specific recommendations about sugar intake than previously. The agencies also wanted the public to eat more fruit and vegetables.

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