Diabetes Forecast

Who Drinks the Most Sugary Beverages?

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,
plastic soda bottles filled with colored liquids

More than 1 in 4 people in the United States drink sugar-sweetened beverages regularly, according to a government survey of 115,291 adults from 18 states. Daily consumption of sugary drinks was most common among those ages 18 to 34, men, African Americans, and Latinos. When it came to sugary soda drinking alone, people in Mississippi and Tennessee consumed the most. Sugar-sweetened drinks contribute to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and are not recommended for those who already have diabetes. More healthful options include water, unsweetened tea, and fat-free milk, researchers say.
Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published August 15, 2014



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