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Percent of total calories from sugary beverages doubled from 1977 to 2001 from 4.8% to 10.3%
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From 1977–1978 to 1999–2001, the percentage of total calorie intake from sugar-sweetened beverages among children 2- to 18-years-old more than doubled, from 4.8% to 10.3% according to a recent study.
Nielsen S, Siega-Riz AM, Popkin B. Trends in energy intake in u.s. Between 1977 and 1996: Similar shifts seen across age groups. Obes Res. 2002 May, 10(5):370-78.
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