Sugary Drink FACTS

Sugary drinks are the leading single source of empty calories in young people’s diets and directly contribute to diet-related diseases, including obesity and diabetes. Each 8-ounce serving of a sugary drink added to a child’s diet increases his or her risk of obesity by 60%.4. Advertising exposure for these unhealthy drinks is associated with increased consumption, and exposure during childhood can create a lasting bias towards advertised brands into adulthood.

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