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  • UK Diet & Eating Habits

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  • Teenage Eating Habits

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  • Super Size Portions Not Recommended

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  • Diet Super Foods

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  • Sugar Substitutes

    The average American eats the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar a day, according to figures from the most recent federal Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (1994-1996). Nearly 60 percent of this intake, says the trade group The Sugar Association, is from corn sweeteners, used heavily in sodas and other sweetened drinks. Another



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