Early Consumption of Soda Indicator of Unhealthy Diet

Young girls who drink soda in adolescence have less healthy diets than non-drinking peers.

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Other researchers on the study were Leann L. Birch, distinguished professor of human development and family studies; Helen Smiciklas-Wright, professor emerita of nutritional sciences; Diane C. Mitchell, diet assessment coordinator, and Michele Marini, project assistant, all at Penn State.

The National Institutes of Health and the National Dairy Council supported this work.

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