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Sugary drink consumption associated with obesity
The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has increased worldwide in the last four decades. In the USA, there has been a twofold increase, and in developing countries such as India and China, Coca Cola reported a 14% and 18% sales increase respectively in 2007 alone. The list of sugar-sweetened drinks comprises sodas or fizzy drinks, fruit drinks and energy and vitamin water drinks and excludes 100% fruit juices not blended with sweetening agents such as sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup or fruit juice concentrates. Health experts are calling for a reduction in consumption of SSBs because of the increasing evidence of association between SSB consumption and obesity in children and adults.1 Furthermore, association between habitual SSB consumption and metabolic …
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