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    new findings that popular soft drinks have more fructose than previously thought
    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
    A new laboratory analysis published in the journal, Obesity, reported that up to 65% of the sugars in Coca-Cola and Pepsi are fructose. the soda industry has previously claimed, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, that the high-fructose corn syrup used in soda is only 55% fructose (table sugar is about 50% fructose).

    Why is this such a potentially big deal? (Should further studies confirm these findings.) Some studies suggest that fructose may be especially conducive to weight gain.

    The bottom line to me though is that all sodas and sweetened beverages should be suspect. All sugars are technically empty calories and liquid calories are particularly "empty" because they just aren't as satisfying (registering as "consumed calories" by the body) as calories from solid food.?
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