Sugar in Sodas Greater Than Label Shows
the MPR take:
Excess fructose consumption has been linked to metabolic disease risk in previous studies, but nutritional labels for packaged foods do not break down the types of sugars in these products. Research published in the journal Nutrition conducted laboratory analyses of popular sodas and discovered that they contained higher than expected levels of fructose, with a consistent 60–40 ratio of fructose to glucose. Even sodas that only listed sucrose on their labels were found to contain greater levels of fructose than glucose. Lead author Michael Goran advises consumers to avoid products with high fructose corn syrup until the FDA changes the labeling requirements for sugar content.
Sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, dextrose—can you tell the difference. But when it comes to figuring out exactly how much of each is there, you're on your own. Michael Goran, professor of preventive medicine and the director of the childhood obesity center at the Keck School of Medicine of ...
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