Soda Consumption Connected to Behavioural Problems in Children

Posted on November 15, 2013

A new study of 2,929 5-year-old children has found a link between consuming sodas and bad behaviour.

The US researchers found that children who drank more soda were more likely to be aggressive, to have attention problems, to get into fights and to destroy other people’s belongings.

This backs up findings in adolescents that have linked drinking more soda to self-harm, aggression, depression and even suicidal thoughts.

Among the 5-year-olds, 43% consumed at least one soda per day and 4% had 4+ servings per day. Those consuming four or more sodas a day were twice as likely to be involved in bad behaviours as those who drank none.

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Category(s):Child Development

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