Black youths consume more sugar-laden fruit drinks

01/17/2013 | Reuters

Black children and teens are more than twice as likely as white ones to consume sugar-rich fruit drinks on a given day, researchers reported in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They say heavy consumption of sugary beverages has dropped among teens and young adults but has increased among 2- to 11-year-olds. Teen consumption of sports drinks has climbed as well, from 4% to 12%.

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