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The World Health Organization says we should be getting no more that 5 percent of our calories from added sugars. (mhaithaca/Flickr)
The World Health Organization says we should be getting no more that 5 percent of our calories from added sugars. (mhaithaca/Flickr)
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The Obama administration releases its new dietary guidelines today. The guidelines, which are updated every five years, are based on the latest medical information and science.

The new guidelines call for Americans to cut their sugar intake to 10 percent of their daily calories, as well as lower their consumption of sodium. The new guidelines will now allow for some cholesterol, but make no recommendations for cutting back on meat.

Dr. Karen DeSalvo of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the new dietary recommendations.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

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  • Karen DeSalvo, M.D., acting assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She tweets @KBDeSalvo.

This segment aired on January 7, 2016.

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