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DOCS CALL FOR FRUIT JUICE BAN FOR KIDS.

Byline: JOSH LAYTON

FRUIT juice should be banned from the family dinner table to protect children, experts said yesterday.

Parents should stick to water or milk and avoid regularly dishing out sweet drinks, the advice claims.

Government advisors blame fruit juices for rises in obesity, type-2 diabetes and heart disease.

An average teenager consumes 40% more sugar than is healthy, research shows. Experts now want parents to treat fruit juices as they would fizzy drinks.

Diabetes expert Prof Tom Sanders, of King's College London, said: "Kids should get their fluid from drinking water. We need to reintroduce the habit of putting water on the table instead of a fruity beverage.

"Don't put pop on the table." His advice came after a study in journal The Lancet said orange juice is as unhealthy as sweetened drinks.

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Date:Jun 26, 2014
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