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Americans get as many calories from alcohol as soda

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Americans are drinking about 100 calories a day in alcohol.

That's almost as many calories as they consume in sugary drinks and soda.

The new CDC study finds adults consume 5 percent of all their calories from alcoholic beverages compared to almost 6 percent for other sweetened drinks.

The research also made a few other discoveries, like men drink more calories a day than women.

And men also drink more beer than other types of alcohol.

The study also shows the overwhelming majority of adults drink moderately.

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