Published: June 2012

ID #: 1060

Publisher: Healthy Eating Research

Authors: Story M, Klein L

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Children’s and adolescents’ consumption of sports drinks is increasing. Given the already elevated levels of added sugar in the American diet and its detrimental impact on health, the increased consumption of sports drinks among youths in recent years is of growing concern for parents, health professionals, and public health advocates. This research review examines the evidence about children’s and adolescents’ consumption of sports drinks and the related health and policy implications.

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