A study published in Obesity shows that consumers think more information about added sugars on nutrition labels may be helpful. The study looked at 500 U.S. adults in a voluntary online survey.
The survey results show that the majority of consumers (63%) said that knowing how much added sugar was in a food product (as opposed to naturally occurring sugar) would be helpful. Just 18% of respondents thought that adding this information would be confusing, although this group gave reasons suggesting they would be indifferent to the information.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule that would require the declaration of added sugars on food labels.