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Adults eventually may lose their childhood taste for ultrasweet treats, but soda and other sugar-laced beverages often remain a diet mainstay. In fact, more than 30% of US adults said in a recent survey that they drink at least 1 regular soda or other sugary beverage every day, despite excessive sugar’s contribution to type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
Researchers at the CDC analyzed data gathered in 2013 by state health departments in 23 states and the District of Columbia to identify the sociodemographic characteristics and geographic locations of adults who drink the most sugary beverages, including regular soda, sweet tea, fruit drinks, and sports or energy drinks (Park S et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016;65:169-174).
Sugary Drinks: A Daily Downfall. JAMA. 2016;315(14):1444. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3189