Bri­tish teens drink a ‘bath­tub’ of su­gary drinks a year

The Myanmar Times - - World -

BRI­TISH teenagers drink al­most a bath­tub full of su­gary drinks each year, Cancer Re­search UK said as the char­ity urged the govern­ment to do more to im­prove chil­dren’s di­ets.

Chil­dren aged 11 to 18 con­sume on av­er­age 234 cans of sugar-sweet­ened soft drinks each year, CRUK said.

This is al­most a bath­tub-full and is more than dou­ble the fig­ure for chil­dren aged be­tween four and 10, whose av­er­age an­nual in­take is 110 cans. The data stems from a re­cent re­port chart­ing the pop­u­la­tion’s diet and nutri­tion. –

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