Obesity and sugar-sweetened beverages in African-American preschool children: a longitudinal study.

@article{Lim2009ObesityAS,
  title={Obesity and sugar-sweetened beverages in African-American preschool children: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Sungwoo Lim and Jamie M. Zoellner and Joyce M. Lee and Brian A. Burt and Anita M Sandretto and Woosung Sohn and Amid Ibrahim Ismail and James M. Lepkowski},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={1262-8}
}
A representative sample of 365 low-income African-American preschool children aged 3-5 years was studied to determine the association between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption (soda, fruit drinks, and both combined) and overweight and obesity. Children were examined at a dental clinic in 2002-2003 and again after 2 years. Dietary information was collected using the Block Kids Food Frequency Questionnaire. A BMI score was computed from recorded height and weight. Overweight and obesity were… CONTINUE READING