Now, according to the CDC, all these pediatric illnesses are triggered by a higher added sugar consumption than normal in toddlers across the United States and the experts recommend parent to avoid feeding their children with products that are known to contain added sugar, such as sweetened cereals, candies, sweet sodas, fruity yogurts, and so on. They found that 99 percent of them consumed more than 7 teaspoons of added sugar on an average day - about the same as a full-sized candy bar.
However, the study's results could be unintentionally biased as it was based on parents' answers, thus, it can't be taken as a 100% conclusive study. This is more than the sugar contained in a bar of chocolate. She presented the findings on Sunday 10 June at Nutrition 2018, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition held in Boston. The earlier patient is introduces to high sugar consumption, the heavier the consequences he or she will face during the life.
The parents of the study participants were asked to note down everything their child ate in a 24-hour period. While it doesn't actually have a chemical difference from natural sugar in fruits, vegetables, and dairy, the added sugar are reportedly more harmful due to its tendency of displacing nutritional components and adding significant calories to the diet. They also found 98 percent of children age 12-18 months eat added sugar daily.More news: Google will ban inline extensions starting with Chrome 71
Herrick said the findings could have implications for the upcoming revision of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Further studies are planned that will better evaluate the specific sources of added sugar children are eating.
"Once kids start eating table food, they're often eating the same types of foods that Mom and Dad have in their diet, and other research has demonstrated that adults exceed recommendations for added sugar too", said Herrick.
The added sugar included cane sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and honey.More news: Portugal cliff deaths: Victims identified as Perth couple
For 6- to 11-month-olds, 61 percent of sugar in their diet was added sugar and that number increased with age.
Researchers say 60 percent of children have sugar before their first birthday, and consumption rises with age. However soon to be developed is the 2020-2025 edition that will outline the recommended amounts of sugars and fats children under 2 should consume.
According to Herrick most adults are exceeding the recommended limits of sugar intake and this is reflected in the children of the household as well.More news: Free Taco Bell tacos coming Wednesday thanks to the Golden State Warriors