Transcript for Why kids should stay away from sports drinks
The commercials show that sports stars need them but the American academy of pediatrics says the average child does not sports drinks for electric light replacement after physical activity. The teenagers are more likely drinking them because of multimillion dollar marketing campaign. Many states have banned sodas in schools but still allow the sale of sports drinks. Even though they're full of sugar and calories a setup for obesity and future diabetes. With all that panic about childhood and teen obesity researchers from Hofstra in Ohio State asked twice courts streams are getting slammed dunked. They compared national CDC data from 2010 and 2015. And found that the percentage of teenagers who drink a sports drink in the last week. Was up 2%. From 58 to 60%. At the same time the percentage of teenagers who reported drinking a sports drink every day it went down 2% from sixteen to 14%. Look closer the largest reduction in weekly consumption of sports drinks was an African American kids going from 26%. To 20%. But been African American or Hispanic may have more likely those kids were drinking them every day. Here's the ironic part being physically active or watching more than two hours of television a day it were more likely to make his turn to a sports drink every day. Doctors warn they just don't need them with this medical minute I Marla signs ABC news.
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