Research evidence for reducing sugar sweetened beverages in children

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Aims and Objectives: Sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) have become commonplace in our society and are positively associated with an increase in body mass index (BMI) in our youth. Methods: This project presents an evidence-based review of the current research literature from 2001 to 2009 to examine the association between SSBs and children'aTMs BMI. Results: An analysis of nine primary research studies is reported and eight of nine studies support that a decrease or reduction in SSBs by our youth can have a positive impact on their BMI. Conclusion: Education and political action by nurses to promote a decrease in SSB intake is a step in the right direction in reducing obesity in our children. © 2011 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *adolescent
  • *beverage
  • *beverage/ae [Adverse Drug Reaction]
  • *child
  • *child welfare
  • *childhood
  • *health promotion
  • *human
  • *obesity
  • *obesity/pc [Prevention]
  • *sugar
  • *sugar intake/ad [Drug Administration]
  • *sugar intake/ae [Adverse Drug Reaction]
  • *sweetening agent/ad [Drug Administration]
  • *sweetening agent/ae [Adverse Drug Reaction]
  • United States
  • article
  • body mass
  • child
  • child nutrition
  • education
  • evidence based medicine
  • evidence based practice
  • food preference
  • human
  • juvenile
  • methodology
  • nurse
  • pediatric nursing
  • society
  • statistics

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