The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been issued and one of its new recommendations is limiting sugar intake to no more than 10% of an individual’s daily caloric intake.  The Guidelines are jointly published every five years by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture.  Aside from sugar intake, there were a couple of other notable changes made in the document since it was last published in 2010, specifically as related cholesterol and sodium intake.  The previous Guideline recommended less than 300 mg of dietary cholesterol daily, while the new version is completely silent on cholesterol intake.  Additionally, the prior version recommended a sodium intake of less than 2300 mg per day for those over 14 years of age and only 1500 mg per day for those 51 and older or any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.  The just released guidelines only recommend that sodium intake not exceed 2300 mg per day.  Notwithstanding, many ignore the Guidelines, as the CDC’s January 8 “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” states that 89% of Americans over age 19 and 90% of children eat more sodium than the recommended 2300 mg each day!