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Study: Weight gain in kids due to fruit juice may have been overestimated

Study: Weight gain in kids due to fruit juice may have been overestimated

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Pediatricians have long suggested that 100-percent fruit juice may prompt weight gain in children.

But a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that one glass a day could keep the doctor away.

The study says that one 6-to-8 ounce serving of 100 percent fruit juice was associated with a small amount of weight gain in kids 1 to 6 years old--but not enough to harm health.

And doctors say fruit juice wasn't linked to any weight gain in children ages 7 to 18.

But the study did have some limitations, and doctors still recommend to drink 100 percent fruit juice only in moderation.

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