New Study Links Fruit Juice Consumption to Weight Gain

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Amid increasingly sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets, obesity has been on the rise in America for quite some time. Health and medical professionals continue to see this as individual states note upticks in the general population’s body mass index (BMI).

Adults and children alike are putting on more pounds than they should, therefore increasing their risks of suffering from serious, yet avoidable, health problems.

To maintain a healthy weight, people should exercise, consume at least a moderately nutritional diet, and get enough sleep each night. Depending on one’s lifestyle and already engrained habits, this is often easier said than done.

As more children endure habitual weight gain, one new study indicates fruit juice as an underlying factor.

How fruit juice fosters weight gain in kids

Data from JAMA Pediatrics reveals that higher body mass index directly correlates with children and adults consuming 100% fruit juice. This may come as a shock to many people, as fruit juice has long been viewed as one of the healthier beverage options.