23 Oct, 2015

SCAN | Carbohydrates and Health | 2015

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition | London: TSO | 2015 

Dietary carbohydrates and their role in health were last considered by the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) in reports published in the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, considerable evidence has emerged on the role of carbohydrates in cardio-metabolic, colo-rectal and oral health. In 2008, the Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health asked SACN to provide clarification of the relationship between dietary carbohydrates and health and to make public health recommendations. This report was prepared in response to this request.