AHA new recommendations for added sugar in your child’s diet

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An important new target for parents, regarding the amount of added sugar your kids should eat each day.

The new recommendations from the American Heart Association say children ages two to 18 should not be consuming more than six teaspoons of sugar per day.

That’s equivalent to 25 grams.

A paper published in the Journal Circulation on Monday outlines the new recommendations.

The lead author said a sugar-ridden diet is strongly associated with: obesity, abnormal cholesterol, and fatty liver disease- which ultimately increases future cardiovascular risk.

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