//Nutrition and Health
17 01, 2019

CEFS calls for a rational debate on the report “Food in the Anthropocene: the Eat-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems”

2019-01-17T19:38:08+00:00January 17th, 2019|

CEFS, the European association of sugar manufacturers, shares the concerns over obesity and non-communicable diseases and strives to ensure that recommendations are based on scientific evidence. This is the way to ensure that efficient solutions will be found to tackle the multifactorial obesity problem. Preventing obesity (and diet-related non-communicable diseases) requires managing calorie intake coming [...]

27 03, 2017

EU sugar producers react to EFSA’s announcement of an upcoming Scientific Opinion on added sugars

2019-03-30T20:18:48+00:00March 27th, 2017|

CEFS, the European association of sugar producers, welcomes EFSA’s announcement of an upcoming Scientific Opinion on the health effects of sugars added to food and beverages, with the aim to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars from all sources which is not associated with adverse health effects. CEFS continues to [...]

28 10, 2015

CEFS statement on Robert Lustig Opinion Piece – “The science is in: the case for a sugar tax is overwhelming”

2018-02-27T09:28:18+00:00October 28th, 2015|

The focus made on one ingredient as a major cause of diseases like Type-2 diabetes disregards the established scientific knowledge that this illness is mainly caused by obesity – a complex and multifactorial issue – and lack of physical activity. Sugar per se consumed in the context of a balanced diet, has not been established [...]

2 06, 2015

Facts about Sugars

2018-02-27T09:46:49+00:00June 2nd, 2015|

Over recent years, a debate has arisen over the amount of sugars people should eat and the potential effects sugars may have on health. Supporting the provision of clear information on sugars in line with today’s established scientific evidence, CEFS, together with the other sector associations CAOBISCO, PROFEL, Starch Europe and UNESDA, produced the following [...]

4 03, 2015

EU sugar producers respond to new WHO guideline on sugars intake for adults and children

2018-02-27T10:58:34+00:00March 4th, 2015|

The European Committee of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS),[1] representing the European sugar producing sector, takes note of the new WHO (World Health Organisation) Guideline on Sugars Intake for Adults and Children, and supports the scientific debate on sugars and health. We note the clarification in the report that WHO has retained its recommendation that “free sugars” [...]

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