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30th August 2016
2-18 years age: Consume less than 6 teaspoons of added sugars in a day
 
Children aged 2-18 years should consume less than 6 teaspoons of added sugars a day and less than 8 ounces of sugar-sweetened drinks a week, an IMA-Heart Care Foundation of India statement advises.
 
Table sugar, fructose and honey, sugar used in processing and preparing foods or beverages or sugars added to foods at the table, or eaten separately are added sugars.
 
Children younger than 2 years should not consume added sugars at all.
 
This advisory is in line with American Heart Association guidelines published August 22 in the journal Circulation.
 
Regular consumption of foods and drinks high in added sugars can lead to high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.
Sugars remain a commonly added ingredient in foods and drinks.
 
Starting in July 2018, food products sold in the United States will have to list the amount of added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Panel.
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 Myths and facts about the outbreak of Dengue in the National Capital
 
New Delhi, August 29, 2016: Given the large-scale panic that the increasing incidence of dengue has created, it is essential that awareness is raised about the myths and facts of the disease.

Clearing common misconceptions Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President HCFI & Honorary Secretary General IMA said, "Dengue incidence will continue to exist in the coming one month and instead of creating unnecessary chaos and panic, it is essential that awareness is created about prevention and timely steps are taken towards disease management. One must remember that only 1% of the dengue cases are life-threatening. Most dengue cases can be handled on an outpatient basis and do not require hospitalization".
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