Two-year-olds who consumed sugary drinks regularly were more likely to have a higher body mass index over the next two years, and had a greater likelihood of being obese at age 5 than children who did not drink these beverages, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. Researchers tracked 9,600 children from birth to age 5 and found that approximately 9.3% were consuming at least one sugary drink a day at age 2.

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