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Most infants and toddlers consume added sugars in their daily diets

Most Infants, Toddlers Consuming Added Sugars

Findings could have implications for public health and long-term dietary habits
Greater electronic device use

Electronic Device Use Tied to Sugar, Caffeine Intake in Teens

While energy drink consumption is declining, more electronic device use tied to more sugar, caffeine consumption
None of the 34 top-selling sweetened children's drinks meet expert recommendations for healthier drinks for children

Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

Unsweetened 100 percent juice drinks represent just 38 percent of children's drink sales
People who increase their consumption of sweet beverages -- either fruit juice or drinks with added sugars -- are at greater risk over time for developing diabetes

Increasing Intake of Any Sugary Drink Ups Diabetes Risk

Substituting one sugary drink daily with one water, coffee, or tea lowers risk
Pediatricians have a role to play in encouraging children and adolescents to reduce sugary drink consumption

Pediatricians Can Play Role in Cutting Sugary Drink Intake

Policy recommendations include approaches to increase drink price, reduction of marketing to children
Greater consumption of soft drinks

Drinking Soft Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Early Death

Higher risk for death seen for drinking two or more sugar- or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day
Higher consumption of sugary drinks is associated with an increased risk for overall cancer and breast cancer

Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

In prospective cohort study, consuming 100 percent fruit juice also tied to increased cancer risk
Consumption of sugary beverages

Higher Consumption of Sugary Drinks May Up Mortality in Adults

Findings include both sugar-sweetened beverages and 100 percent fruit juices
Implementation of a beverage excise tax on sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages in Philadelphia in January 2017 was associated with a reduction in the volume of beverages sold

Taxing Sweetened Beverages Reduces Volume Sold

Decrease in beverages sold partially offset by increase in volume of sales in bordering areas
Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories versus those who drink sugary drinks

Low-Calorie Sweetened Drinks Do Not Cut Calories in Children

Low-, zero-calorie sweetened beverage consumers take in 200 extra calories daily versus water drinkers