AAP statement on fruit juice consumption by infants, children, and adolescents

Although fruit juice consumption offers some benefits, it also has potential harmful effects. High sugar content in juice contributes to more calorie consumption and the risk of developing dental caries. The lack of protein and fiber in juice can lead to abnormal weight gain. Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits for infants younger than 1 year and no nutritional advantages over whole fruit for infants and children.

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