I often talk about sugar, and how it increases the risk of fatty liver and cirrhosis.  Juice enables fruit sugar rapid absorption, and can lead to obesity and the metabolic syndrome, particularly if started young. You may consider this article in the NY Times. -Dr. Snow
These new guidelines suggest we should lower the age of screening to 45 from 50 for the average risk person. Please discuss this with your primary care physician. You may consider this article on Medscape
The following article discusses artificial sweeteners, and their impact on health. It is important to continue to try to reduce sugar intake as well as sweetener intake in general, and not just replace one with another. The lead researcher for this report, says artificial sweeteners are, “not adding the calories, but it’s doing everything else...

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