Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down a Soda Pop


Soda cocktail during a store in New Jersey. Sugary splash expenditure has declined in a United States, according to a new study.

Karsten Moran for The New York Times

Sugar-sweetened drinks are not as renouned as they once were.

According to a new investigate formed on a stability inhabitant health survey, 60.7 percent of children and 50 percent of adults drank a honeyed libation on any given day in 2014, down from 79.7 percent of children and 61.5 percent of adults in 2003.

The study, published in a biography Obesity, relied on a deputy representation of 18,000 children 2 to 19 years old, and 27,652 adults aged 20 and older. They were asked about their libation expenditure over a past 24 hours: juice, milk, sugarine and diet soda, coffee and tea, sports drinks, H2O and alcohol.

Per capita expenditure of all drinks declined. Children took in 312.6 splash calories a day in 2014, compared with 473.8 a day in 2003. Among adults, a figure was 341.1 calories in 2014, compared with 425.0 in 2003.

Most of that decrease was driven by a rebate in a series of people celebration sugar-sweetened beverages, and reduce expenditure among those who did still splash them.


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Over a 12 years of a study, divert was a favorite splash for children aged 2 to 11; teenagers and adults still got many of their splash calories from honeyed soda and other honeyed beverages.

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