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Apple Juice Can Pose a Health Risk -- From Calories

Posted Thursday, December 1, 2011 --- 2:03 p.m.

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
AP Chief Medical Writer

The flap about trace amounts of arsenic in apple juice has nutrition experts talking about other health risks that juice may pose -- to waistlines and children's teeth.

The government says it is considering stricter limits on how much arsenic is allowed in apple juice after several consumer groups called on it to tighten standards.

However, nutrition experts say people should still be careful about how much apple juice they drink and give to children. Apple juice contains few natural nutrients, unless it is fortified. It has lots of calories. And in some cases, it has more sugar than soda.


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