Thursday, November 29, 2007

Consumption of Pop Has Skyrocketed

Americans Drinking More and Drinking More High-Calorie Beverages

November 21, 2007 - By Denise Mann, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 21 -- The number of calories that adults obtain from beverages each day nearly doubled from 1965 through 2002, and calories from soda, fruit drinks, alcohol, and other sugary drinks quadrupled, researchers here said.

And those extra calories are not being compensated for by a decrease in food intake, reported Barry M. Popkin, Ph.D., and Kiyah J. Duffey, both of the University of North Carolina, in the November issue of Obesity.

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