CDC data show adults get 5% of calories from alcohol

11/15/2012 | Las Vegas Sun

CDC survey data from more than 11,000 adults show that while soda and other sweetened beverages make up about 6% of their calories, alcohol accounts for another 5%. Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest said that while nonalcoholic sweetened beverages are a bigger health problem, she is concerned that the Obama administration plans to exempt alcoholic drinks from proposed restaurant-labeling regulations.

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