Navigation Links
Soda Consumption: An Unhealthy Trend Among Adolescent Girls

An extensive 10-year study conducted in U.S among white and black girls regarding their diet habits has revealed increasing tendency of adolescent girls to switch over to unhealthy soda and fruit drinks, // as they get older. Nearly 2,371 girls had participated in the Growth Health study conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

The study participants were required to maintain three-day food diaries from nine or ten year’s upto age 19. The records were then submitted for observation and analysis during their annual visit to the clinic.

Alarmingly, a three-fold increase in the soda intake was observed in both the groups. Infact, soda was the number one beverage consumed by girls in the older age group. A 25% parallel decrease in the milk consumption was also noted in both the study groups. An increase in the fruit drink consumption among black girls was noticed. In addition, girls with high soda consumption were found to be heavy compared to those with reduced soda intake.

The results of the present study have several valuable implications regarding the health of adolescent girls. Soda, which is popular among adolescents, is of limited nutritive value. Milk is an important source of calcium, regarded to be vital for proper bone development and bone health.

If this trend were to continue, it could even predispose to osteoporosis later in life, owing to decreased deposition of calcium in the bone. The researchers have urged the health officials to have a closer look and initiate public health efforts to assist youngsters in choosing healthy beverages. This would indeed go a long way in the prevention of weight gain and calcium deficiency.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Hike Duties On Soft Drinks To Discourage Consumption: Ramdev
2. Drinking, Smoking And Unhealthy Food Linked To Mouth Cancer In Young People
3. Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath
4. Diseases in Marine Animals Could Portend Unhealthy Prognosis for Humans
5. Unhealthy Gums Increase Risk Of Premature Delivery
6. Tongue Piercing Is Unhealthy
7. Adolescents Who Indulge In Unhealthy Dieting At Increased Risk For Obesity
8. Packed Lunch For Children Could Be Unhealthy
9. Unhealthy Diet Reduces Life Expectancy
10. Unhealthy Oral Habits among Teenagers – Reported Dental Health Authoritie
11. Court Warns People Who Practice Unhealthy Sexual Traits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/30/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... Orlando-based Maximized Living has ... go for gold in Rio. Under the care of Maximized Living doctors at ... In an unprecedented showing, Maximized Living is sending the largest contingent of elite chiropractors ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Memorial ... for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that it has received accreditation for its residency ... of three residency programs that Memorial is currently pursuing, including Pediatrics and Internal ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Dr. Bernie Siegel, ... "LOVE, MEDICINE and MIRACLES") addresses touchy topics related to Death live on ... Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of a plethora of essential books-to-read for physicians ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... Spine Team Texas, a comprehensive spine physician group specializing in the treatment of ... invited to be a featured speaker at the Texas Society of the American College ... , Dr. R. Scott McPherson, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, will speak ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... the deadliest type of skin cancer. Although only about 1 percent of skin cancer cases ... 10,000 people are expected to die of melanoma this year. The risk increases with age, ... most commonly diagnosed cancers in young women. A recent breakthrough in genetic studies may give ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... April 29, 2016 Glycotope GmbH, ... today announces the appointment of Dr. Alfredo Zurlo ... is an oncologist with many years clinical experience and ... industries. His last role was at Mologen AG where ... Executive Board. Previously Dr. Zurlo held various positions at ...
(Date:4/28/2016)...  While Abbott,s announced purchase of St. Jude ... and stent business, healthcare research firm Kalorama Information ... into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that patient monitoring ... with double-digit growth expected the next 5 years, ... Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories agreed to ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016 Dr. ... und Stephen Schmidt werden ... ArisGlobal®, ein führender Anbieter cloudbasierter Softwarelösungen für ... dass neue Führungskräfte zum Team Sicherheit und ... vielfältige Erfahrungen mitbringen.  Dies wird die Geschäftseinheit ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: