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Sugar-Free Candy Can Spell Trouble for Kids

It may lead to diarrhea

(HealthDayNews) -- Your child downs that new candy you bought, lickety-split. And the next day he ends up with a bad case of diarrhea.

Before you call the doctor, take a look at the candy bag. According to the journal Postgraduate Medicine, sugar-free candy often uses sorbitol as a sweetening agent. Sorbitol is sweet and safe, but it can also be an effective laxative.

So rule out the candy before you treat the diarrhea, the journal says.

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