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From and for the Heart 


The American Heart Association (AHA) has released new guidelines for children and sugar: no more than 6 teaspoons (100 calories) of sugar per day and only one sugary drink per week! The AHA says this will help prevent heart problems such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health found that consumption of sugary drinks in Berkeley decreased 21% and water intake increased after passing a local sugary drink tax. As more Bay Area cities ponder sugary drink policies this fall, these guidelines add important information for consideration