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Sugary drink consumption increases among California adolescents [Registered]

While consumption of soda and other sugary drinks among young children in California is starting to decline, a recently published study shows an 8% rise among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages. Based on interviews with more than 40,000 California households conducted by the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the study, “Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages,” provides a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary drinks, charting consumption patterns from 2005-07 to 2011-12. The study, which also provides county-by-county youth consumption rates, was produced collaboratively by the UCLA Center…

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