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Incorporating added sugar improves the performance of the Health Star Rating front-of-pack labelling system in Australia

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Background: The Health Star Rating (HSR) is an interpretive front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged foods. The algorithm underpinning the HSR includes total sugar content as one of the components. This has been criticised because intrinsic sugars naturally present in dairy, fruits, and vegetables are treated the same as sugars added during food processing. We assessed whether the HSR could better discriminate between core and discretionary foods b...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Women's and Reproductive Health
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Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Nutrients Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
7
Article number:
701
Publication date:
2017-07-05
Acceptance date:
2017-06-30
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ISSN:
2072-6643
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703021
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uuid:82553b73-58a7-4532-97e5-89b250e0415d
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2017-07-05

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