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Soft drink consumption has tripled in adolescent boys
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In adolescent boys, soft drink consumption has more than tripled in the last thirty years according to a recent paper from researchers at the National Institutes of Health (Troiano et al, 2000). 65% more soft drinks for girls, 74% more for boys
Between 1977-1979 and 1994, daily consumption of soft drinks increased by 65 percent in adolescent girls, and 74 percent in adolescent boys according to a study by Harnack et al (1999).
This trend has been accompanied by a decrease in milk consumption.
Troiano R, Briefel R, Carroll M, Bialostosky K. Energy and fat intakes of children and adolescents in the united states: data from the national health and nutrition examination surveys. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Nov, 72(5 Suppl):1343S-53S.
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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