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    Children who consume at least one 9 ounce soda per day consume 10% more calories


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    Thursday, June 05, 2008 7:31 am Email this article
    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.

    REFERENCE

    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.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Division of Epidemiology
    School of Public Health
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis 55454-1015, USA

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