Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Increase Risk of Obesity

A prospective study involving ethnically diverse middle-school children in four Massachusetts communities over the course of 2 school years showed the risk of becoming obese increased by 60% for every additional serving of sugar-sweetened beverage consumed per day. This held true after adjusting for confounding variables.

PositiveTip: There is no nutritional need for sugar-sweetened beverages. Water is a better substitute and is a lot easier on the pocketbook!