Junk-food bans reduce soda intake among black students

07/26/2011 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Daily soda consumption dropped twice as much among black students compared with all their peers in states that have discouraged or banned the sale of junk food in schools, researchers reported in the American Journal of Public Health. The decrease translated into 50 fewer calories per day for black students, but the study did not find any decline in student BMI.

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