Friday, September 18, 2009

Study Links Soda Consumption with Obesity Epidemic

A first-of-its-kind study released definitively links soda consumption and an obesity epidemic. Using interviews with 43,000 adults and 4,000 adolescents in California, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research analyzed the correlation between soft drink consumption and weight. It found that adults who drink at least one soda or sugar-sweetened energy drink a day are 27 percent more likely to be overweight or obese. For children, the risk of obesity soars 60 percent with each daily serving of soda or sugary beverage.


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