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Sugary drink consumption increases; Young adults make up largest percentage

From NBC12 News


More Americans are drinking sugar sweetened beverages than ever before. 

A new study finds that over the past two decades -- the amount of sugary sodas, fruit juices, and punches that americans drink has dramatically increased.

The number of people drinking these beverages has gone up five percent since 1988 -- with young adults making up the largest percentage. 

The study also found the highest consumption of these sugary drinks is among populations at the greatest risk for obesity.
 
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