Soft Fizzy Drinks Linked to Obesity and Behavioural Problems in Children 2013

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Soft Fizzy Drinks Linked to Obesity and Behavioural Problems in Children 2013

Post by devnasser on Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:48 am

2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u5Cm2eWlTHc/UhCumbWekuI/AAAAAAAA_Es/QccbolUNFz4/s1600/Coke.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="222" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u5Cm2eWlTHc/UhCumbWekuI/AAAAAAAA_Es/QccbolUNFz4/s320/Coke.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Americans buy more soft drinks per capita than people in any other country.&nbsp;</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>These drinks are consumed by individuals of all ages, including very young children.&nbsp;</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>Image Credit: © sfmthd / Fotolia</b><br /><br />Although soft drink consumption is associated with aggression, depression, and suicidal thoughts in adolescents, the relationship had not been evaluated in younger children. <br /><br />A new study scheduled for publication in the <b><a href="http://www.jpeds.com/%E2%80%8E">Journal of Pediatrics</a></b> finds that aggression, attention problems, and withdrawal behaviour are all associated with soft drink consumption in young children.<br /><br /><b><a href="http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/our-faculty/profile?uni=sfs2150">Shakira Suglia, ScD</a></b>, and colleagues from <b><a href="http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/%E2%80%8E">Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, University of Vermont</a></b>, and <b><a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/%E2%80%8E">Harvard School of Public Health</a></b> assessed approximately 3,000 5-year-old children enrolled in the <b><a href="http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/">Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study</a></b>, a prospective birth cohort that follows mother-child pairs from 20 large U.S. cities. <br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-u_Bz9dM_Sg4/UhCvo5iT9fI/AAAAAAAA_E4/qtKHv-br-Fg/s1600/Shakira+F+Suglia.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-u_Bz9dM_Sg4/UhCvo5iT9fI/AAAAAAAA_E4/qtKHv-br-Fg/s1600/Shakira+F+Suglia.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: medium; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/our-faculty/profile?uni=sfs2150">Shakira Suglia</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table>Mothers reported their child's soft drink consumption and completed the <b><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Behavior_Checklist">Child Behaviour Checklist</a></b> based on their child's behaviour during the previous two months.<br /><br />The researchers found that 43% of the children consumed at least 1 serving of soft drinks per day, and 4% consumed 4 or more.<br /><br />Aggression, withdrawal, and attention problems were associated with soda consumption.<br /><br />Even after adjusting for socio-demographic factors, maternal depression, intimate partner violence, and paternal incarceration, any soft drink consumption was associated with increased aggressive behavior. <br /><br />Children who drank 4 or more soft drinks per day were more than twice as likely to destroy things belonging to others, get into fights, and physically attack people. <br /><br />They also had increased attention problems and withdrawal behaviour compared with those who did not consume soft drinks.<br /><br />According to Dr. Suglia, "We found that the child's aggressive behaviour score increased with every increase in soft drinks servings per day."<br /><br />Although this study cannot identify the exact nature of the association between soft drink consumption and problem behaviors, limiting or eliminating a child's soft drink consumption may reduce behavioural problems.<br /><br /><b>Journal Reference:</b>Shakira F. Suglia, Sara Solnick, and David Hemenway. Soft Drinks Consumption Is Associated with Behavior Problems in 5-Year-Olds. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2013 DOI: <b><a href="http://www.blogger.com/10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.023http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.023">10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.023</a></b></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u5Cm2eWlTHc/UhCumbWekuI/AAAAAAAA_Es/QccbolUNFz4/s1600/Coke.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="222" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u5Cm2eWlTHc/UhCumbWekuI/AAAAAAAA_Es/QccbolUNFz4/s320/Coke.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Americans buy more soft drinks per capita than people in any other country.&nbsp;</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>These drinks are consumed by individuals of all ages, including very young children.&nbsp;</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>Image Credit: © sfmthd / Fotolia</b><br /><br />Although soft drink consumption is associated with aggression, depression, and suicidal thoughts in adolescents, the relationship had not been evaluated in younger children. <br /><br />A new study scheduled for publication in the <b><a href="http://www.jpeds.com/%E2%80%8E">Journal of Pediatrics</a></b> finds that aggression, attention problems, and withdrawal behaviour are all associated with soft drink consumption in young children.<br /><br /><b><a href="http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/our-faculty/profile?uni=sfs2150">Shakira Suglia, ScD</a></b>, and colleagues from <b><a href="http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/%E2%80%8E">Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, University of Vermont</a></b>, and <b><a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/%E2%80%8E">Harvard School of Public Health</a></b> assessed approximately 3,000 5-year-old children enrolled in the <b><a href="http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/">Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study</a></b>, a prospective birth cohort that follows mother-child pairs from 20 large U.S. cities. <br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-u_Bz9dM_Sg4/UhCvo5iT9fI/AAAAAAAA_E4/qtKHv-br-Fg/s1600/Shakira+F+Suglia.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-u_Bz9dM_Sg4/UhCvo5iT9fI/AAAAAAAA_E4/qtKHv-br-Fg/s1600/Shakira+F+Suglia.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: medium; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/our-faculty/profile?uni=sfs2150">Shakira Suglia</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table>Mothers reported their child's soft drink consumption and completed the <b><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Behavior_Checklist">Child Behaviour Checklist</a></b> based on their child's behaviour during the previous two months.<br /><br />The researchers found that 43% of the children consumed at least 1 serving of soft drinks per day, and 4% consumed 4 or more.<br /><br />Aggression, withdrawal, and attention problems were associated with soda consumption.<br /><br />Even after adjusting for socio-demographic factors, maternal depression, intimate partner violence, and paternal incarceration, any soft drink consumption was associated with increased aggressive behavior. <br /><br />Children who drank 4 or more soft drinks per day were more than twice as likely to destroy things belonging to others, get into fights, and physically attack people. <br /><br />They also had increased attention problems and withdrawal behaviour compared with those who did not consume soft drinks.<br /><br />According to Dr. Suglia, "We found that the child's aggressive behaviour score increased with every increase in soft drinks servings per day."<br /><br />Although this study cannot identify the exact nature of the association between soft drink consumption and problem behaviors, limiting or eliminating a child's soft drink consumption may reduce behavioural problems.<br /><br /><b>Journal Reference:</b>Shakira F. Suglia, Sara Solnick, and David Hemenway. Soft Drinks Consumption Is Associated with Behavior Problems in 5-Year-Olds. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2013 DOI: <b><a href="http://www.blogger.com/10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.023http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.023">10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.023</a></b></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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