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The Burden of Obesity in North Carolina. Soft Drink Consumption. Soft Drink Consumption. Between 1970 and 1997, yearly per capita consumption of non-diet soft drinks rose 86% in the United States. The prevalence of obesity increased 112% during that same time.

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soft drink consumption
Soft Drink Consumption
  • Between 1970 and 1997, yearly per capita consumption of non-diet soft drinks rose 86% in the United States. The prevalence of obesity increased 112% during that same time.
  • The most popular American beverage is the carbonated soft drink, which accounts for 28% of total beverage consumption.
    • Milk is accounts for about 11%.
u s daily soft drink consumption
U.S. Daily Soft Drink Consumption
  • More than half (56%) of 8-year-olds drink soft drinks daily.
  • Most adolescents, 65% of girls and 74% of boys, drink soft drinks daily.
soda is the most common soft drink
Soda is the most common soft drink.
  • On average, adolescents get 15 teaspoons of sugar from soft drinks daily.
  • A 12-ounce can of soda has 150 calories and 10 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup.
high fructose corn syrup
High-Fructose Corn Syrup
  • High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener developed from processing corn that is added to regular soda.
  • One soda a day could lead to a weight gain of 15 pounds in one year.
  • For each additional sugar-sweetened drink consumed daily, adult BMI increased by 60%.
is diet soda better
Is Diet Soda Better?
  • Surprisingly, the risk of obesity in people only drinking diet soft drinks was even higher than regular soda.
  • There was a 41% increase in risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soft drink a person consumes each day.
soda vs milk
Soda vs. Milk
  • U.S. youth are drinking twice as much soda as milk.
  • Only three in ten (36%) boys and less than two in ten (14%) girls are getting enough calcium.