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Kids and sugary drinks: What you need to know

Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 15:05:07-04

WACO, TX — For the October 21 edition of Central Texas Living Andrea Morgan spoke with registered dietician, Jessica Urban with Baylor Scott and White - Hillscrest.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost two-thirds of boys and girls consumed at least one sugar-sweetened beverage on a given day. Studies suggest there's a link between the drinking of sugary beverages and dental caries, weight gain, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children.

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