Mississippi Wins the Soda Prize
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.