Soft drinks linked to behavior problems in children

Soft drinks linked to behavior problems in children

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Five-year-olds who drink soda every day may have more behavior problems than kids on soda-free diets.

Researchers looked at nearly three thousand urban families and found a 5-year-old's scores on aggressive behavior tended to climb with their soft drink intake.

Kindergartners who downed four or more servings a day were particularly aggressive based on mother's reports, were twice as likely to get into fights and displayed more attention problems than children who didn't drink soda.

Experts say more research is needed to determine a definitive link.

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