Kids vitamins are glorified lollies: expert

Some children’s vitamins are so sugary they should come with a voucher for dental treatment, an expert says.

Independent tests of one brand of “gummy” vitamins found that each 2g supplement was half sugar.

The tests, carried out at a laboratory in Sydney, were commissioned by Queensland pharmacy chain Maloufs Pharmacy, which has recently taken the worst-offending products off its shelves.

Five products — all the same, undisclosed brand — were tested.

The sugar content, which was mostly sucrose, was up to 54%, according to results seen by Australian Doctor. Only one product, a

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