News: Drinking too much soda can cause aggression in kids

If your young child has behavioural problems, it could be linked to how much soda they drink. A new study,

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If your young child has behavioural problems, it could be linked to how much soda they drink.

A new study, to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics, found that aggression, attention problems, and withdrawal behavior in young children are all associated with soft drink consumption.

The study, which looked at the soda consumption of about 3,000 5-year-olds,  found that the more soda a child drank, the more aggressive they became.

“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,” the study’s authors wrote.

How often do you let your children have soda? Have you noticed a link between their behaviour and how many soft drinks they consume?

-Katharine Watts, associate web editor

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