Kids' soft drink consumption linked to heart disease
Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research have added to the evidence that soft drink is not good for our kids.
They studied over 2300 12-year old children in 21 Sydney high schools, and found those who drank one or more soft drinks or serves of cordial each day had narrower arteries in the backs of their eyes compared to those who never or only rarely drank soft drink. Narrow arteries indicate poor circulation, increasing their chances of heart disease and high blood pressure in later life. The leader of the study hopes the findings may contribute to policy changes in marketing and advertising to kids.