For Teens, Drinking Soda May Put Others At Risk

11/08/11 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb
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It's no secret that drinking too much soda, with its high sugar and calorie content, isn't good for your health, but a new study suggests it could be putting others in harm's way as well.

The study is authored by two economics professors - David Hemenway of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Sara Solnick at the University of Vermont.

They conducted research on teenagers in Boston and found that those who drank at least five cans of soda every week were significantly more likely to have violent tendencies towards the people around them - at school and at home.

Since the study was published in the journal Injury Prevention it has been cited in news articles around the country.

Professor Sara Solnick visited our VPR studios in Colchester recently to explain the findings.


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