Study Finds Link Between Sugary Drinks and Weight Gain in Young Children


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A study published in the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics found a link between regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and higher body mass index scores in 2- to 5-year-olds. Drinking sugary drinks, like juice and soda, at a young age increases a child’s risk of unhealthy weight gain in the years to come, the study argues.

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