burden of nutrition
HALL, Germany: According to a study by scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in collaboration with the German company Biotechnology Research and Information Network (BRAIN), people around the world abuse sugar. The study, which covered 168 countries, used data from 2010 on the prevalence of caries, periodontitis and tooth loss, the burden of these diseases and the corresponding costs of their treatment, as well as sugar consumption.
The researchers took into account in their calculations both free and hidden sugars contained in many finished products, for example, drinks, ketchup, ice cream and frozen convenience foods, as well as bread, cakes and pasta. Continue reading