Teens Drink Healthy, but Guzzle Soda, Too; Differences by Race/Ethnicity


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Although high school students report drinking plenty of water, milk, and real fruit juice, they still gulp down more sugar-sweetened beverages than is probably good for them, CDC researchers found, ABC News reports.

About 24% of teen respondents said they had a soda every day.

Several racial/ethnic differences were found, according to the story, which originated at MedPage Today. Teen boys were more likely report drinking milk and whole fruit juices than girls, and whites were more likely than blacks and Hispanics to have water and milk every day. Boys and blacks were also more likely to drink soda and sports drinks than girls and white or Hispanic teens.

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of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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