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Mississippi Wins the Soda Prize

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Drink a Soda a Day

Seventeen percent of American adults drink at least one sugary soda each day, finds a new study from the CDC involving 18 states. Soda consumption rates varied across the states, but Mississippi had the highest rate of non-diet soda consumption with 32 percent of adults drinking at least one a day. In Tennessee, 30 percent of adults drank a soda daily, while only 12 percent of adults in New York State and Hawaii had such a habit. The study found that around one in four adults aged 18 to 34 consumed one or more sodas daily, but that number dropped to only 10 percent for people 55 years and older. Men were more likely to drink sodas (21 percent), compared to women (13.5 percent). The research was published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

More at WebMD | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Tags: Soda Addiction, Soda and Calories, Soda Consumption, Mississippi Highest Soda Consumption

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American Beverage Association commenter American Beverage Association at 6:51 am on August 19, 2014

It’s important to note that sales of soft drinks have actually declined by 12.5 percent since 2000. This is due, in part, to the beverage industry’s innovation in bringing more no-calorie, low-calorie and smaller-portion beverage options to market. In addition to soft drinks, which can be enjoyed as a part of a balanced diet and active life, our member companies offer a wide variety of choices. From ready-to-drink teas and coffees to myriad bottled water choices, sports drinks, 100% juice and more, we offer a wide variety of products with clear calorie information so that consumers can make informed decisions. -American Beverage Association

Peter commenter Peter at 9:38 pm on August 21, 2014

Are you sure you got that right? Isn't it more like "Americans drink 1 to 5 sodas per day" rather than 1 in 5 drink a soda? That's implying that 80 percent of Americans don't drink a soda every day: ridiculous!

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