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How much soda do Americans drink?

Soda stats: not so sweet. Some experts call soda "liquid candy" and call our soda-guzzling habits "America's other drinking problem."
  • Every day for a typical 2-year-old, carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar than cookies, candies, and ice cream combined.
  • 56% of 8-year-olds down soda every day.
  • A third of teenage boys drink at least 3 cans of soda pop per day.
  • 60% of all public and private middle schools and high schools sell soda pop to students.
  • Children increase their chance of becoming obese by 60% for each glass or can of sugared beverage they drink every day.

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