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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.

Resource Information

Date

February 1, 2018

Author

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Grocery/Retail, Home, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School

Age

Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)

Topic

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks

Language

English

Jurisdiction

National, International

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