Soft drink consumption, mainly diet ones, is associated with increased blood pressure in adolescents.

@article{Souza2016SoftDC,
  title={Soft drink consumption, mainly diet ones, is associated with increased blood pressure in adolescents.},
  author={B{\'a}rbara da Silva Nalin de Souza and Diana Barbosa Cunha and Ros{\^a}ngela Alves Pereira and Rosely Sichieri},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={221-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between consumption of sugar-sweetened and diet soft drinks with blood pressure (BP) in adolescents. METHODS Fifth graders of 20 public schools were invited to participate in an intervention aimed at behavioral dietary changes and had their BP, weight, and height measured at baseline. Type and frequency of soft drink consumption were assessed using a food and beverages frequency questionnaire, and students were… CONTINUE READING
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