By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter
Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say
FRIDAY, August 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Five-year-olds who drink soda every day may have more behavior problems than kids with soda-free diets, a new study of U.S. children suggests.
After looking at nearly 3,000 urban families, the researchers found that 5-year-olds' scores on a standard measure of aggression tended to climb along with their soft drink intake.
Kindergartners who downed four or more servings per day were particularly aggressive, based on mothers' reports. They were twice as likely as other kids to get into fights or destroy property, and also displayed more attention problems than children who didn't drink soda.
The findings were reported Aug. 16 in the ... Read More