Early Consumption of Soda Indicator of Unhealthy Diet

Young girls who drink soda have less healthy diets throughout their adolescence, according to new research.

The ten-year study showed that girls who were already soda drinkers at age five had diets that were less likely to meet nutritional standards. Girls who did not drink soda at age five had healthier diets.

Science Daily reports:

“Girls classified as ‘soda drinkers’ -- those who drank roughly four ounces of soda daily at age five -- showed much lower intakes of fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium throughout the study ... Also, the soda drinkers had much higher intake of added sugars.”

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