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Calories from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juice in 12-19 year-olds in US: 356 calories
Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:06 am Email this article
In 1999-2004, U.S. children 12- to 19-years-old consumed an average of 356 calories from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100 percent fruit juice according to a paper by researchers from Columbia University in New York, USA.
"Children and adolescents today derive 10% to 15% of total calories from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juice," the authors of the paper concluded. REFERENCE
Wang Y, Bleich S, Gortmaker S. Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among us children and adolescents, 1988-2004. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun, 121(6):e1604-14.
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