Friday, March 30, 2007

Fruit Juice/Drink Link To Children's Weight Gain 

Fruit Juice/Drink Link To Children's Weight Gain: "In a study of children aged four to 12 years from the Barwon South Western region researchers Andrea Sanigorski, Colin Bell and Boyd Swinburn from the University's Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences found that children who had drank more than two glasses (500ml) of fruit juice/drink per day were more likely to be overweight or obese.

'These odds increased as the amounts of fruit juice/drink consumed increased,' Dr Sanigorski said.

'Children who drank more than three glasses of soft drink (three quarters of a litre/750ml) or 4 glasses of fruit juice/drinks (1 litre) on the day in question were more than twice as likely to be overweight or obese compared with children who did not drink these drinks.'"

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