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Are Americans replacing soda with something worse?

As public health officials and experts work to solve America's obesity and diabetes epidemics, they're increasingly turning to one ingredient as the culprit: added sugar. Despite signs that more Americans are quitting sugar-loaded soda, researchers worry the general public is still consuming too much added sugar through other means.

The Harvard School of Public Health's review of the research found that sweet drinks, which are loaded with added sugars that are separate from naturally occurring kinds, increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and gout. It's no surprise, then, that America's increased consumption of sugary drinks over the past few decades has closely correlated…

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