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AMA adopts new policy to lower sugar-sweetened beverage intake

12:42 EDT 15 Jun 2017 | Healio

AMA delegates approved a new policy during their annual meeting intended to reduce the amount of sugar Americans receive from beverages, according to a press release. “Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to some of the nation’s most debilitating diseases, and limiting the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages will go a long way toward helping people prevent the onset of these diseases, improve health outcomes, and rein in health costs associated with chronic diseases,” William E. Kobler, MD, AMA board member, said in the release.

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