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Carbohydrates and health

The scientific advisory committee on nutrition (SACN) was asked by the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency to examine the latest evidence on the links between consumption of carbohydrates, sugars, starch and fibre and a range of health outcomes (such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bowel health and tooth decay) to ensure the government’s position on consumption was up-to-date.

This report details SACN's findings as well as recommendations towards new levels of dietary intakes.