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Health watchdogs demand ban on energy drinks for children: One energy drink can contain up to 20 TEASPOONS of sugar

A study published on the journal BMJ Open revealed that a wide array of energy drinks, which were also readily available to children ages 16 years old and below, are laden with excessive amounts of sugar. A team of researchers examined various brands of energy drink and found that most of the products were commonly sold at 500 milliliters on average, an amount that was twice as much as the standard content for most sodas. The health experts also observed that 78 percent of products this year exceeded the maximum daily recommendation for sugar intake for children seven to 10 years old.  Read more...

 

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