US Teen Beverage Consumption

Almost three-quarters of 11,429 U.S. teens who responded to a national survey, reported drinking at least one glass of water each day during the previous week. Forty-two percent drank a daily glass of milk and 30% drank some kind of 100% fruit juice. However, 24.3% of teens reported drinking at least one sugar-sweetened soda every day,…

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Fructose-rich Beverages Linked to Gout

Women drinking an average of one fructose-rich drink per day had a 74% greater risk of gout when compared to those who drank less than 1 non-diet soda per month. Researchers studied nearly 80,000 women for over 22 years and found a strong association between sweetened soft-drink and orange juice consumption and gout. Today, consumption…

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Children and Adults Switching to Sugar-laden Beverages

Beverage intake patterns of adults and children have shifted dramatically over the past several decades according to a study of beverage consumption conducted at the University of North Carolina. Children aged 2-18 average 91 fewer calories from milk. What are the drinking instead? Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have almost doubled from 87 to 154 calories a day…

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