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Children’s fruit drinks are laden with sugar, study finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1729 (Published 24 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1729

Re: Children’s fruit drinks are laden with sugar, study finds

"A standard 200 mg portion of almost half of the products assessed contained more than a child’s entire daily recommended maximum sugar intake of 19 g, equal to almost five teaspoons."

If, indeed, manufacturers have managed to somehow defy the laws of physics and cram 19 g of sugar into 200 mg of fruit drink, then I think your characterization of the levels of sugar in such beverages as being "unacceptably high" is a woeful understatement.

I kid of course, and can only assume that this was meant to read "200 mL."

Best,
Professor Josiah S. Carberry

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 March 2016
Josiah S Carberry
Professor of Psychoceramics
Providence, RI 02912