Doctors serious about limiting sugary drinks

Published: Mar. 25, 2019 at 10:27 AM EDT
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(WVLT) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics along with the American Heart Association say there needs to be limits on sugary drinks. The two organizations want water and milk to be the go-to beverages on kiddie menus and in vending machines.

The new 12-page reports begins by saying, "Excess consumption of added sugars, especially from sugary drinks, poses a grave health threat to children and adolescents, disproportionately affecting children of minority and low-income communities."

Research says drinking too much sugar from things like soda, lemonade, teas, and sports drinks can lead to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

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