Teenage Violence and Soda Consumption

Boston high school students who drank more than 5 cans of carbonated non-diet sodas per week (30% of sample) was significantly associated with more violence with peers, family members and dates, and likelihood to carry a weapon. Even after controlling for gender, age, race, BMI, sleep, tobacco, alcohol use, and family dinners — heavy soda drinkers were more likely to engage in aggresive behavior. Limitations were absence of caffiene data, self-reporting errors, and lack of socioeconomic data.

PositieTip: Sodas are totally unnecessary for health, add unneeded calories, and may impact negative behaviors. Limit or avoid them!