U.S. High School Students Drinking Less Sugary Sodas!

U.S. High School students drinking less sugary sodas!

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In a HealthDay News article, teens today are drinking less soda than in years past!

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that while just over a third of kids in grades 9 through 12 drank a sweetened beverage each day in 2007, that number had fallen to 20.5 percent by 2015.

While that is good news, they aren’t making completely good choices for drinks.

Despite declines in soda consumption, “intake of other sugar-sweetened beverages, including energy drinks and sports drinks, are increasing,” noted a group led by CDC researcher Caitlin Merlo. “And overall consumption of all sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, fruit drinks and sweetened coffees and teas, remains high.”

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