Kids who regularly have sugary drinks are at increased risk for diabetes, obesity, and cavities. This podcast discusses the health problems associated with drinking too much soda. Created: 2/2/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/2/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Curb the Colas
Trends in Beverage Consumption among High School Students — United States, 2007-2015
Recorded: January 31, 2017; posted: February 2, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Having a soda with friends is an iconic part of teenage life in America. But, consumed in excess, sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to serious health problems. Kids who regularly have sugary drinks are at increased risk for diabetes, obesity, and cavities. Staying hydrated is important, and certain drinks provide necessary nutrients, but sugar-sweetened beverages provide no nutritional value. Parents—warn your young children and teenagers about the health problems associated with drinking too much soda, and stock your refrigerator with healthy drinks, such as water and low-fat milk.
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