drinking too much sugar-sweetened beverages at a young age makes kids twice as likely to be overweight later. Juhie Bhatia of HealthDay News is on it:And it seems especially bad for little kids. New research has determined that
Canadian researchers found that 2- to 4-year-olds who regularly drank sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks and fruit drinks between meals were more than twice as likely to be overweight at age 4 1/2, compared to kids who didn't drink these beverages.Makes sense to me, just check out the graph in yesterday’s post High-Fructose...Still Rotten.
"There have not been a lot of studies like this in preschool children, we see more in adolescents," said study author Lise Dubois, a Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Population Health and an associate professor in the department of epidemiology and community medicine at the University of Ottawa. "These children are not old enough to buy their own beverages, so, in this case, the products are in the house, and the parents are giving these drinks to their children."
The study was published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.