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Sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) are the largest source of added sugar in the U.S. diet. On a typical day, 80% of youth and 63% of adults consume SSBs.
The extra calories from SSBs have been associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, consumption of SSBs is a modifiable behavior, and reducing consumption can result in improved health.
To learn more about making healthy beverage choices, check out the links below.
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