October 11, 2012

Still More Sugar Lovers Though

1 U.S. Diet Drinkers on the Increase

A large-scale CDC survey has found that while U.S. consumption of diet drinks has risen over the past ten years, sugary beverages still dominate. From 2000 to 2010, the percentage of people who have a diet drink on any given day rose among women from 18 to 21 percent, and among men from 14 to 19 percent. Adult men and women drink diet drinks equally, but among teens, nearly twice as many girls as boys are diet drinkers. Still, only 20 percent of Americans overall drink a diet beverage daily, compared to the 50 percent who have a sugary drink, such as a soda or sweetened sports, energy or fruit drink. Men take in 75 percent more daily calories from sugary drinks than women do, but the biggest consumers of "liquid candy" are boys aged 2 to 19, 70 percent of whom drink them regularly.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Diet Soda Linked to Vascular Illness

Tags: Diet Drinks, Diet Soda, Rates of Diet Beverage Consumption, Trends in Beverage Sales

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