1 In 4 Teens Drink Soda Daily, Says CDC


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About one in four teens in the U.S. drink soda every day, according to a new study of high-schoolers released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though water, milk and 100-percent fruit juice reigned supreme in the study, 24.3 percent of high school students said they drink a serving (a can, bottle or glass) of soda every day.  Government researchers, who looked at more than 11,000 high-schoolers, also found that 16 percent of students drink a serving of a sports drink every day. Boys were more likely than girls to report drinking soda every day, and African American teens more likely than white or Hispanic teens. Sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and sports drinks can lead to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, researchers note.

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    Our family always viewed soda's as a treat. Soda was never on my grocery list. We never drank it on a daily basis. I would purchase it for a party, picnic or for other special occasions. We drank juice (1 glass), milk and water. These 3 beverages also go better with healthy food. - 11/14/2011   4:23:10 PM
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    I would have guessed way more than that. I am a dentist and I see the huge amount of tooth destruction due to soda pop consumption. What a waste! - 7/28/2011   2:58:29 PM
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    Sorry but I think this study was a HUGE waste of TAXPAYER's money. - 7/28/2011   11:46:37 AM
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    I didn't drink much soda as a teen, but I do drink, on average, one 12oz serving a day. It has not seemed to matter in gaining weight, but I have realized that if I drink that Coca-Cola in the morning, I am less likely to remember to eat breakfast. I try to eat breakfast first these good days. - 7/28/2011   9:47:22 AM
    1 in 4? I thought it'd be more than that. Anyways, I quit drinking soda and replaced it with only water. Turns out I was gaining weight when I drank soda and when I stopped, I lost a few pounds. - 7/27/2011   12:46:43 PM
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    Ew. I wasn't a big soda fan nor sports drink fan (they do taste good when you're exercising, but I never liked it when I wasn't). But I was a HUGE fruit juice person, I bowed at the altar of Fruitopia. - 7/27/2011   12:31:47 PM
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    I know I did when I was in school. So long as I had a dollar in my pocket, there was a Mountain Dew in my hand. - 7/27/2011   9:56:29 AM

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