Sugars pose no major health threat except for an increased risk of dental caries. Excessive sugar intakes may displace needed nutrients and fiber and may contribute to obesity. A person deciding to limit daily sugar intake should recognize that not all sugars need to be restricted, just concentrated sweets with added sugars, which are high in kcalories and relatively lacking in other nutrients. Sugars that occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, and milk are acceptable.
Note: Energy is measured in kcalories.