CDC: One in Five Drink At Least One Soda Each Day

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

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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