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Cleveland Clinic Eliminates Added Sugar Items

The Cleveland Clinic will stop the on-premise sale of beverages and food that have added sugar or sugar variants whose names end in -ose by August 9, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The hospital complex had already been removing sugar-sweetened foods and beverages from its facilities since 2007, and today almost three-quarters of the items available in Clinic vending machines and retail cafes have to added sugar, including branded operators like Au Bon Pain and Starbucks. The policy comes from CEO Toby Cosgrove, who had already banned items containing trans fats three years ago.

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