CDC: 1 in 4 high schoolers drink soda every day

Posted June 19, 2011, at 7:23 p.m.

ATLANTA — A new study shows one in four high school students drink soda every day.

The national survey found that teens drink water, milk and fruit juices most often. But a quarter say they have at least one soda each day.

For all sweetened beverages, the figure is closer to two-thirds when other sugary drinks like Gatorade are counted along with soda. That seems to be less than in the past when more than three-quarters reported drinking a sugary drink each day.

The survey of more than 11,000 teens was conducted last year. The results were reported Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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