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Children who consume at least one 9 ounce soda per day consume 10% more calories
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Children who consume at least one 9 ounce soda per day consume, on average, 10 percent more calories than children who not drink soda according to a 1999 study.
For example, the average calorie intake for school-aged children who drank an average of 9 ounce or more of soda per day was 2018 calories compared to 1,830 calories for children who did not consume sodas. Subjects
Subjects : 1810 children 2-18 years-old
The study analyzed data of 1,810 children who were 2-18 years-old from the 1994 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals.
Harnack L, Stang J, Story M. Soft drink consumption among us children and adolescents: Nutritional consequences. J Am Diet Assoc. 1999 Apr, 99(4):436-41.
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Division of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis 55454-1015, USA
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