Navigation Links
Consumers respond to lower calorie beverage options
Date:4/20/2009

NEW ORLEANS At Experimental Biology 2009, Dr. Maureen Storey, senior vice president of science policy for the American Beverage Association, today briefed colleagues on her new analysis indicating that consumers of all ages are drinking more lower-calorie beverages than they did several years ago. The data are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) the largest and longest-running national, publicly available source of health and nutrition data in the United States.

"The data show that the American public is taking advantage of the many beverage innovations being developed by the beverage industry, including the introduction of new no- and low-calorie beverages," Dr. Storey said. "This is good news because consumers are beginning to take advantage of lower-calorie beverage options that can help in balancing energy from calories consumed with energy from calories burned through exercise."

Importantly, Dr. Storey's findings indicate that the beverage marketplace works to anticipate and meet consumer expectations and demands through innovation in product offerings. Key findings of Dr. Storey's research are:

  • Consumption of full-calorie soft drinks, milk and 100 percent juice have decreased, compared with her earlier study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2006. The largest decreases in consumption of full-calorie carbonated beverages are among young boys, ages 6 11, and women in their 20s and 30s both of which decreased their intake by approximately 42 percent.
  • Consumption of all diet beverages has increased. In fact, consumption of these beverages increases in the 20s and 30s and then surpasses consumption of full-calorie soft drinks among white females during their 40s.
  • Among older women, coffee and tea are important sources of hydration as opposed to soft drinks or juice drinks.
  • In general, whites tend to drink more diet soft drinks than do African Americans or Mexican Americans. African Americans tend to drink more juice drinks than do whites and less milk than other populations.

"Beverages are an important source of hydration for all populations," Storey added. "Making appropriate beverage choices is just as important as eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise."


'/>"/>

Contact: Tracey Halliday
202-463-6770
American Beverage Association
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Consumers More Optimistic than Doctors Regarding Future of U.S. Health Care Reform
2. AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care
3. Study Shows Consumers With High Deductible Health Plans Are More Savvy About Controlling Costs, Improving Health
4. Video: AHRQ And Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care
5. Pistachio Growers and Processors Announce New Web Site to Inform Consumers, Retailers of Pistachio Brands Not Containing Pistachios From Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.
6. Pistachio Growers and Processors Announce New Web Site to Inform Consumers, Retailers of Safe Pistachio Brands
7. New Drug Discount Card Can Save Consumers 70% on Medications
8. Organic Left Standing as the Gold Standard for Consumers Looking to Avoid Food Produced With Synthetic Growth Hormones
9. VIPPS Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Continues to Guide Consumers to Legitimate Internet Pharmacies
10. Innovative Distribution Makes Purafilter2000 #1 for Consumers and Food & Drug Stores
11. Natural & Organic Coupon Site Offers Consumers Real-Time Savings Alerts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Judy Buchanan, ... Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki as ... a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master trained ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A ... minister and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. ... blessed them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... In 2016 the World Health Organization declared the ... four million Zika-related cases in the Americas within the next year. Lyme disease is ... per year skyrocketing to an estimated 329,000. Yet, Zika, Lyme and other insect borne ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Demonstrating their commitment to ... public health departments have been awarded national accreditation through the Public Health ... the expanding network of communities across the nation whose health departments meet rigorous ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The IoT (Internet of Things) is revolutionizing ... a huge impact on businesses and individual consumers alike. Laboratories can maximize their ... a value anywhere from $4 trillion to $11 trillion dollars by the year 2025. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017   The ... organization within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry ... the chair of a newly formed scientific advisory ... members to form the first ever medical affairs ... For more information about the ACMA, please visit  ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary   ... Medical cannabis products around the world are projected to gain popularity. A ... market will reach a value of USD 55.8 billion by 2025. ... growing industry. By the end of 2016, 28 states have now laws ... conservative states like Arkansas and North ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 A ReportsnReports.com report ... been growing rapidly as the global sales of Adcetris and Kadcyla ... in the antibody drug conjugates market is driven by large number ... and wider therapeutic window offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, 10 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: