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Chi Co-authors a New Study on Identifying Added Sugar Intake for Alaska Native Children Using a Hair Biomarker

Posted: 4/11/2024 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Donald Chi released an article with colleagues in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health, entitled “Identifying sources of variation in added sugar intake for Alaska Native children using a hair biomarker“. Sugars from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are an important risk factor for tooth decay. The study goal was to determine if there was variation in added sugar intake across communities and between and within households. In this cross-sectional study, intakes of total sugar, added sugar, and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were estimated for 282 Alaska Native children ages 0–10 years from 131 households in three Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta communities using biomarker equations based on hair carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios previously developed for the Yup’ik population.

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