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Determination of Glucose Concentrations and Acidity in Selected Soft Drinks Marketed in Port Harcourt Nigeria

Selected soft drinks were screened for glucose concentrations and pH using Fehling solution and pH meter by Extech. The results showed that the glucose concentrations ranged between 8.39g/l and 48.95g/l. The study showed the presence of glucose in all the soft drinks. The soft drinks were found to be acidic in nature with pH ranging from 2.50 to 3.26. These results suggest that soft drinks contribute to major public health problems such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, acidogenic and cariogenic potential that result in dental caries and potential enamel erosion. Thus, quality control during the production process especially at the stages of sterilization and purification as well as adding clean alkaline water to soft drinks before use and total avoidance were recommended.

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