Study finds, Link between Sugar-sweetened beverage consumpti
A Study was conducted to describe the patterns of consumption of multiple sugary sweetened beverages (including modern and traditional) among adolescents and to identify a possible relationship between this consumption and overweight and obesity and with other main factors.

A secondary analysis was done from a cross-sectional study. The students anthropometric status and assessed beverage consumption using a validated FFQ was measured . Multivariate logistic regression models were used to identify the association between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity and other factors.

--The sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) ranged widely from modern soft drinks and powdered drinks to traditional sugar-added fruit, leaf juices and milk-based.

--These beverages were very popular among 2,660 participants with 36% consuming at least one variety daily.

--Factors positively associated with the sugar-sweetened beverage consumption included a higher level of physical activeness, higher consumption of fast foods, and daily fruit and vegetable consumption.

-- A negative association was found between milk-based SSBs with overweight & obesity status of the students, with every kcal more of fresh milk with sugar and condensed milk can reduce an odd of 0.005 and 0.004 consecutively.

--None of other SSBs was significantly related to adolescent overweight and obesity.

Conclusively, milk based drinks potentially protect adolescents against overweight and obesity according to this Study.

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