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From 1965 to 2002, US adults consumed 108 calories from soda, 73 more calories from alcohol
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Changes in calorie intake from beverages from 1965 to 2002 among U.S. adults are as follows:
- 108 more calories per day from soda
- 73 more calories per day from alcohol
- 25 more calories per day from fruit drinks
- 19 more calories per day from fruit juice
- 19 more calories per day from low-fat milk
- 51 fewer calories per day from whole milk
"Overall, per capita consumption of caloric-beverage-containing-nutrients increased by 45 calories, due to significant increases in alcohol..." the paper noted.
"[A]nd all calorically-sweetened-beverages (soda, fruit drinks, sweetened tea, sweetened coffee, and other sweetened beverages) increased by 153 calories." REFERENCE
Duffey K, Popkin B. Shifts in patterns and consumption of beverages between 1965 and 2002. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Nov, 15(11):2739-47.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Barry M. Popkin
Department of Nutrition
Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina
123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-3997 USA
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