The Associations Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Children’s Health: An Updated Review of the Literature
This research synthesis examines the evidence regarding the various health impacts of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB)s on children’s health (obesity, insulin resistance, dental caries, and caffeine-related effects), the health impact of substituting SSBs with other drinks, and the role of taste preferences in SSB consumption patterns. The vast majority of the available literature suggests that reducing SSB consumption would help improve children’s health by decreasing the risk for obesity and other negative health consequences.
February 1, 2018
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Grocery/Retail, Home, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School
Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)