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Surveys Reveal Trends in Global Consumption of Sugary Beverages, Fruit Juices and Milk

Surveys Reveal Trends in Global Consumption of Sugary Beverages, Fruit Juices and Milk

Results Can Inform Research on Beverage Health Impacts and Nutrition Policy Development

Data on beverage intakes in 187 countries reveal diversity in existing intakes and trends in global consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices and milk. A research team led by scientists from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University reported today in PLOS ONE that the consumption of all three types of beverages was lowest in East Asia and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption was highest in the Caribbean.

Lowering sugar-sweetened beverage intake by children linked to more favorable HDL-C changes

Lowering sugar-sweetened beverage intake by children linked to more favorable HDL-C changes

In the first study to investigate blood lipid levels in association with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of Boston area schoolchildren, researchers found there was an inverse association between SSB intake changes and HDL-cholesterol increases (HDL-C is the "good cholesterol").

 

Featured Course: Health Claims and the Food Industry

Featured Course: Health Claims and the Food Industry

“We were helping a real company with a real task,” says Marissa Donovan, RD, N16, a student in James Tillotson’s popular Health Claims & the Food Industry course this past spring.

Community Collaboration with Carney Hospital

Community Collaboration with Carney Hospital

Concern about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages is mounting.

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