Report: sugary drinks consumed most by black males, least educated
According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to consume sugary drinks.
The CDC report also found that nearly 24 percent of adults drank at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day.
The CDC released a report on the drinking habits of 38,978 adults in six states in order to determine who was drinking the most sugary drinks. […] Health officials are hoping that the statistics in this report will help them to better target these groups and provide potentially lifesaving sugar interventions.
[…]Sugary drinks included soda, Kool-Aid, lemonade, and fruit juices made at home to which they added sugar to. The states included in the report were Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin. Of these the top thee for sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers were Delaware, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The report also clarified what was always suspected; people with healthy habits such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, were less inclined to drink sugary beverages.
Recent reports show that in the U.S., nearly 25,000 deaths are linked to consuming sugary drinks, giving the cause a rank of number three for countries with the highest rates of obesity related deaths.
On average, a 20-ounce soda can contain 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and 240 calories.
Results from the CDC’s study suggest that changes need to be made in anti-sugary drink campaigns to better target groups most at risk.
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