Study Finds Sugary Drinks Could Contribute to Obesity in Pre-Schoolers
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that sugar-sweetened beverages put children from birth to age 5 at risk for obesity. About 10% of the 9,600 children included in the study drank one or more servings of sugar-sweetened beverages daily. Mark DeBoer -- lead author and a researcher at the University of Virginia's department of pediatrics -- said that when the children reach age 5, "those who consistently drank sugar-sweetened beverages were the heaviest group."
- "Yes, Even Pre-Schoolers At Risk of Obesity From Sugary Drinks" (Aliferis, "State of Health," KQED, 8/5).