HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Teen soft drink consumption often misstated

The media has done a good job of covering one of the major public health challenges facing the nation the growing rate of obesity. However, various news reports use a wide variety of numbers to describe teenage soft drink consumption. The faculty of the Center for Food and Nutrition Policy of Virginia TechAlexandria, led by Acting Director and Research Associate Professor Maureen Storey, Ph.D., has done extensive analyses of the U.S. governments dietary surveys including Department of Agricultures (USDA) Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals and the National Center for Health Statistics National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. These data show that soft drink consumption by teens is often far less than is reported.

The USDA data show that adolescent girls (12-19 years of age), consume an average of about one 12-ounce serving of carbonated soft drinks a day. Adolescent boys consume an average of 1.6 12-ounce servings of carbonated soft drinks a day.

The relationship between food and beverage consumption, physical inactivity and obesity is complex. Great discipline will be needed to address this tough issue with solutions that will truly work. Exaggeration of the issues misinforms and debases the public policy process that is supposed to fix societal problems as efficiently and effectively as possible, said Storey.


'"/>

Contact: Jeff Nedelman
jeff.nedelman@verizon.net
703-938-6011
Strategic Communications
27-Aug-2002


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Parents are top influence on soft-drink consumption among kids
2. $6 million appropriation to focus Sandia research on drinking water desalination, removal of arsenic
3. Gene therapy reduces drinking in rats with genetic predisposition to alcoholism
4. Specifying alcohol-related brain-damage among heavy social drinkers
5. Bridging the gap between genetics and motivations to drink alcohol
6. Dont drink the water: Texas A&M researcher conducting study of polluted Mexican lake
7. Women who drink may be at greater risk of cardiovascular complications than men
8. Pro-vitamin supplement may increase cancer risk in smokers and drinkers
9. Arsenic in drinking water may be linked to cancer Dartmouth study finds
10. Underwater sensor system could protect reservoirs, drinking water
11. Soft drinks, teens and cavities

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/1/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2020 , ... ... that it had completed the purchase of Teva-Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ packaging facility in Minakuchi, ... company’s existing Japanese clinical supply facility located in Kakegawa, the new 60,000-square-foot facility ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... today announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract with Merus ... support their translational and clinical research strategy to discover and develop ground-breaking ...
(Date:6/25/2020)... ... June 24, 2020 , ... eClinical Solutions ... data services that accelerate drug development, is collaborating with Karyopharm Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ... hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19. This is the first study of an XPO1 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/22/2020)... ... July 22, 2020 , ... Join experts from Reed Tech , Gary ... in a one hour live webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at ... drugs and medical devices. Specifically, for medical devices, the NMPA has departments dealing with ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... LORTON, Va. (PRWEB) , ... July 08, 2020 ... ... laboratory testing services and products, announces a significant expansion of laboratory operations through ... robust collection for agencies implementing testing programs. , Bode-CARES provides ...
(Date:7/7/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 06, 2020 , ... ... Practices Awards. Entries from Roche, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the University of Chicago, ... 2003, Bio-IT World has hosted an elite awards program, highlighting outstanding examples of ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... , ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... racing to develop a vaccine or drug treatment. In an effort to better ... has publicly released the world’s largest imaging dataset portraying therapeutic compound effects from ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: