Soda Makes Children More Aggressive

Soda Makes Children More Aggressive
American scientists have linked teenagers‘ aggressiveness to the amount of soda they drink. Sarah Salnick and her colleagues from the University of Vermont in the USA have surveyed more than 1.8 thousand schoolchildren aged 14 to 18 years.
The scientists were interested to know how much sweet soda the teenagers had drunk during the previous week. Also, the participants of the experiment were asked whether they had been aggressive towards their peers during the previous year. Moreover, they specified whether the teens had had a gun or cold arms with them.
The adolescents, who used to drink more than 14 cans of soda drinks per week, confessed of carrying a weapon twice as often as those who drank only two cans. Among the fans of soda, the probability of showing aggression was higher by 9-15%.
Carbonated soda drinks have long been in the physicians’ black list. The main remark concerning these drinks is the increase in blood sugar levels and the risk of pancreatic cancer. In addition, there is a research proving that carbonated drinks cause premature aging.

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