How often do you pop the top on your favorite soda?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released some new statistics about drinking soft drinks on a regular basis. Now doctors and researchers say the numbers are too high.
According to the study from the CDC, the most regular soda-drinkers are:
- People between the ages of 18 and 34: 24.5 percent.
- Men: 21 percent.
- Hispanics: 22.6 percent.
Researchers say the problem with so much soda is the amount of sugar inside it and other soft drinks.
Brandon Harig said he often drinks water as a healthier choice, because he does like to have soda and other sugars from time to time.
"See, I have a lot of cereal, so I eat sugary cereal," Harig said. "That being said, I think that's bad enough. On occasion I do party a little too hard and have some soda with my cereal. It's a little too much. But then again, this kind of balances it out."
The American Heart Association recommends for men to have no more than nine teaspoons of added sugar a day. For women, they recommend no more than six teaspoons. One 20 oz. soda has more than double the recommendation for women.
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