Wellness Report Blog Wellness Report - More of My Findings By Donald M. Petersen Jr. Wellness Report Blog Facebook and Twitter  

Soft Drinks = Teen Violence

November 13, 2012

Mixing sugar and caffeine in soft drinks may seem harmless, but recent research suggests otherwise. The study, published in the Injury Prevention journal, found that “there was a significant and strong association between soft drinks and violence. There may be a direct cause-and-effect relationship, perhaps due to the sugar or caffeine content of soft drinks.”

In their examination of teens who drank non-diet soft drinks, researchers noted that “frequent soft drink consumption was associated with a 9–15% point increase in the probability of engaging in aggressive actions.” The authors added that “adolescents who drank more than five cans of soft drinks per week were significantly more likely to have carried a weapon and to have been violent with peers, family members and dates.”

Given the plethora of beverage choices, soft drinks should be avoided.

Read the Abstract

Tags: , ,

One Response to “ Soft Drinks = Teen Violence ”

  1. breast actives official website on December 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely useful info particularly the remaining section 🙂 I maintain such information much. I was looking for this particular information for a very lengthy time. Thanks and good luck.

Leave a Reply


Get Adobe Flash player
Facebook Twitter