Soft Drinks as Top Calorie Culprit

By Naila Moreira, 15:52 PM April 15, 2008

Hamburgers and french fries typically take the rap as the worst villains in the U.S. diet. But people in this country may in fact be drinking, rather than eating, their main sources of calories, reports Odilia Bermudez of Tufts University in a new study.

"When you put together soda and fruit drinks, that seems to be in first place as energy provider in the American diet," says Bermudez, who presented the preliminary results of her ongoing study at the Experimental Biology conference in April....

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