Booze Adds 100 Calories a Day to Our Diet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Reveals

Published: Nov 15, 2012

Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.

Soda and other sweetened drinks -- the focus of obesity-fighting public health campaigns -- are the source of about 6 per cent of the calories adults consume, on average. Alcoholic beverages account for about 5 per cent, the new study found.

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