CDC: 1 in 4 high schoolers drink soda every day

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study shows one in four high school students drink soda every day.

The national survey found that teens drink water, milk and fruit juices most often. But a quarter say they have at least one soda each day.

For all sweetened beverages, the figure is closer to two-thirds when other sugary drinks like Gatorade are counted along with soda. That seems to be less than in the past when more than three-quarters reported drinking a sugary drink each day.

The survey of more than 11,000 teens was conducted last year. The results were reported Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Associated Press
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  • by Russ Location: Sevierville TN on Jun 18, 2011 at 06:07 PM
    Big deal. When I was in school, we used to stop every day at the local soda shop and have at least 2 or 3 sodas. I am now 70 years old and still kickin'.
  • by Doug S Location: Lenoir City on Jun 16, 2011 at 07:01 PM
    One Quarter of Kids drink one Soda a Day, is that supposed to be some kind of a big Crisis, LOL. Please tell me what i'm supposed to get out of this Article!

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