Data reveal high intake of sugary drinks in teens

08/31/2011 | Reuters

A CDC survey showed that boys ages 12 to 19 had daily intake of 273 calories from sugary drinks. Researchers also found that non-Hispanic black children and adolescents get 8.5% of their daily calories from such drinks, while their non-Hispanic white and Mexican-American counterparts had daily calorie intakes of 7.7% and 7.4%, respectively. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has collaborated with key health groups to introduce the "Life's Sweeter with Fewer Sugary Drinks" campaign meant to reduce soda consumption among consumers to only three cans per week by 2020.

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