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Orange Juice is displayed in a Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Danny Johnston/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Orange Juice is displayed in a Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Danny Johnston/AP)

It's not exactly news that America is struggling with its expanding waistline.

That's the understated way of describing a national obesity crisis. And sugary drinks, all those sodas and sports beverages, are big contributors to the epidemic.

But so is juice, as pure fruit juice is full of sugar, and Americans drink a lot of it. Way, too much, according to three professors of pediatrics, who wrote about it in The New York Times this weekend.

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Dr. Lauren Fiechtner, director of the center for pediatric nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital.

This segment aired on July 9, 2018.

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