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Preschool children who consume one or more sweet drinks per day are twice as likely to be overweight
Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:04 am Email this article
Preschool children in who consumed one or more sweet drinks, which included soda, juices and fruit drinks, were twice as likely to be overweight as children who consumed less than one of these drinks per day according to a recent study of low-income preschool children in Missouri, USA.
Those who consumed 3 or more sweet drinks per day were not more likely to be overweight than those consuming 1-2 sweet drinks per day. REFERENCE
Welsh J, Cogswell M, Rogers S, Rockett H, Mei Z, Grummer-Strawn LM. Overweight among low-income preschool children associated with the consumption of sweet drinks: Missouri, 1999-2002. Pediatrics. 2005 Feb, 115(2):e223-9.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Jean A. Welsh, MPH, BA, RN
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717, USA
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