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More sugar in some hot flavored drinks than soda

Posted at 10:09 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 10:09:14-05

(CNN NEWSOURCE) If you think you're being healthier by skipping the soda machine and going to Starbucks you may want to think again.

A new study found that some flavored coffee drinks can contained more sugar than soda.

The group Action on Sugar analyzed 131 hot drinks from coffee shops in the United Kingdom, including Starbucks, Costa and Pret a Manger.

They found some of the drinks can contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar.

That's three times more sugar in one can of soda and more than three times the maximum adult daily intake recommended by the American Heart Association.

Starbucks says it has committed to reduce added sugar in its "indulgent drinks" 25-percent by the end of 2020.