Kids and soda: It’s even worse than we thought
How much is too much soda for your kids? The truth is alarming.
It turns out the sugary soft drinks may well be helping drive the boom in childhood diabetes, as USA Today suggested. Two-thirds of kids drink at least one soda on any given day, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bad news is that nearly a quarter of American children aged 12 to 19 have either Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, according to a 2012 study in the journal Pediatrics. It doesn’t take a scientific genius to see that there may be some link between consuming massive amounts of soda and hurting your health.