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Letter re: Delaying the Updated Nutrition Facts Labels

To HHS Secretary Honorable Tom Price and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

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The undersigned scientists and researchers urge Price and Gottlieb not to delay the updated Nutrition Facts labels that would tell Americans how much added sugars are in their foods.

Americans consume added sugars, especially sugar-sweetened beverages, in amounts that are linked to a higher risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, tooth decay, and nutrient-poor diets. The new Nutrition Facts labels would also tell consumers how much of a day’s worth of added sugars a serving of food contains.