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  • FILE - This is a Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010  file photo of  chocolate bars on a shelf at a store in central London, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.  The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories  half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan. File)

    WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar

    Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories - half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.

  • Illustration: Sugar by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    BACON: Sugar shock

    Once upon a time, there was a medical "consensus" that fats and cholesterol in the blood were major causes of heart disease. Armed with this "settled science," the public health establishment moved in the 1970s to expunge the offending substances, beyond a basic minimum deemed to be necessary, from Americans' diets. Food bureaucrats established dietary guidelines.

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