Soft Drinks Make You Fat
Do sugary drinks make you fat? Absolutely yes, says a new Harvard analysis of 30 studies. Prime villains: sugary carbonated sodas.
A 12-ounce can of soda contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar.
Drinking one can of soda a day can pile on 15 pounds a year.
Kids who drank at least three soft drinks a day had a 50% higher body mass index than kids who drank less.
Increasing intake of soft drinks increases risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of weight.
What to do: Cut down on sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda and fruit drinks, but drink more water, low-fat milk and small amounts of fruit juice.
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Article updated on: November 26th, 2006