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Study Finds Link Between Sports Drink Consumption and Negative Behaviors

Medical News Today reports on a new findings in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior that have shown that the consumption of energy and sports drinks by adolescents may be linked to negative behaviors. Researchers “gathered data from 2,793 adolescents across 20 public middle and high schools” and found that “despite consumption of sports drinks being linked to higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity,” there is “a link between smoking, high consumption of other sugary drinks, and prolonged time watching TV or playing video games with weekly sports and energy drinks consumption.” The American Association of Pediatrics states that sports and energy drinks should only be consumed after prolonged periods of vigorous physical activity.

Read the article published by Medical News Today.