Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the single largest source of added sugar and the top source of calories in the U.S. diet. Nutrition researchers believe that drinking sugary beverages is linked with obesity and related diseases, like diabetes, and that SSB consumption must be decreased to reduce obesity rates. Findings from large research studies have consistently […]
Too much sugar or too little exercise?
WRITTEN BY: Carol Smathers, MS, MPH, Field Specialist in Youth Nutrition and Wellness, Ohio State University Extension
REVIEWED BY: Jenny Lobb, MPH, RD, LD, Research Associate, Ohio State University Extension
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