Popkin, Barry M. (2015). Hyson's Review Ignores Long-Term Research and Recent Global Guidelines That Recommend No More Than 4 Ounces of Fruit Juice a Day Due to Adverse Health Effects. Advances in Nutrition, 6(5)
, 625-626. PMCID: PMC4561831
The recent review by Hyson (1) on 100% fruit juice ignores dietary guidelines and major long-term studies that raise serious questions related to the potentially significant adverse health effects of fruit juice. However, her review, funded in part by the Juice Products Association, ignores both the current US school food guidelines that suggest no more than one-half serving of 100% fruit juice per day and an array of literature to suggest long-term adverse effects of fruit juice, but not whole fruit, on human health. Although no global consensus has been reached on this topic and there are no solid randomized controlled trails, all the long-term studies suggest fruit juice functions metabolically quite similarly to any other sugared beverage in terms of dietary compensation and effects of the sugar in the fruit juice on health (2).
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