Key points from article :
Higher intake of free sugars is associated with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Free sugars mostly include added sugars and those naturally present in honey and fruit juice.
Current WHO recommendations largely based on limited evidence of reduction in risk of tooth decay.
Data analysed from 110,497 individuals who completed at least two dietary assessments as participants in the UK Biobank study.
Average follow up of 9.4 years.
For every 5% higher energy intake from free sugars, risk of developing cardiovascular disease was 7% higher.
Research by Oxford Population Health published in BMC Medicine.