Increasing public awareness of the detrimental effect sugar-sweetened drinks have on children’s health has prompted many parents to opt for “seemingly healthier fruit juice and smoothie alternatives”, says researcher Professor Simon Capewell. Photo: Corbis

Drinks marketed at children laden with sugar, study claims

Parents have been misled regarding so-called healthier alternatives to soft drinks and other beverages, with new research showing the sugar content of natural fruit juices and smoothies is unacceptably high

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Increasing public awareness of the detrimental effect sugar-sweetened drinks have on children’s health has prompted many parents to opt for “seemingly healthier fruit juice and smoothie alternatives”, says researcher Professor Simon Capewell. Photo: Corbis
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