Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year

Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year. | Science Daily | Cancer Research UK

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Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to new calculations from Cancer Research UK.

The figures, calculated from National Diet and Nutrition Survey data, shed light on the extreme sugar consumption of UK teenagers and children. Worryingly, four to 10 year olds are drinking the equivalent of almost half a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year.

Adults and young children consume twice the maximum recommended amount of added sugar, and  11 to 18 year olds eat and drink three times the recommended limit, with sugary drinks being their main source of added sugar.

Read more at Cancer Research UK

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