New Report: Teens Are Drinking Less Soda


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A new government study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that teens are preferring water more often than soda.

According to a recent article, the CDC surveyed teens in 2015, finding 74% of students drank one or more glasses of water a day, and 26% of students reported not drinking any sugary soda at all in seven days, up from 19% in 2007.

President of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Michale Jacobson explained in the article that many campaigns have been educating parents and kids about the harms that soda consumption can lead to in one’s health, leading efforts to reduce sugary drinks in schools, public vending machines, and with soda taxes, limiting students on these options and helping them to cut out sugary drinks from their daily diets.

Other studies also indicate that kids will drink more water if there is convenient access to water fountains or water dispensers. However, sugary drinks in the for

However, sugary drinks in the forms of sweet teas, lemonades, juices and energy drinks are still a concern for researchers, as they carry just as much sugar or sometimes more sugar than a soda and can still increase risks for heart disease, diabetes, and unhealthy weights.

Studies reveal Latino kids consume more sugary beverages than their white peers, putting them at higher risks of Type 2 diabetes.

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