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Black college students consume 2X as many calories from sugary drinks as whites: 796 vs 396 calories
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Black college students consume twice as many calories from sugar-sweetened beverages as white students according to a study from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Black students consumed an average of 796 calories per day from sugar-sweetened beverages compared to 396 calories per day for white students. Subjects
Subjects : 265 undergraduates
The study involved 265 undergraduates from a urban southern community campus who were asked about the consumption of sugared beverages in the past month including soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, and sweet ice tea.
West D, Bursac Z, Quimby D, Prewitt T, Spatz T, Nash C, Mays G, Eddings K. Self-reported sugar-sweetened beverage intake among college students. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Oct, 14(10):1825-31.
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Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street, #820
Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
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