The effect of added sugars on children's health outcomes: Obesity, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Chronic Diseases

Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2019 Jun;20(2):127-132. doi: 10.23804/ejpd.2019.20.02.09.


Increasing attention has been paid to how dietary sugars affect not only tooth decay, but also obesity, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiometabolic and kidney diseases. Therefore, possible connections of these diseases with oral health and diet are analysed. Healthy approaches to beverage and dietary consumption should be recommended and hopefully established in infancy, with the aim of preventing negative effects on general health in later childhood and adulthood.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity*
  • Child
  • Child Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2*
  • Humans
  • Obesity
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive*
  • Sugars


  • Sugars