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Last year a Gallup poll revealed that 48 percent of surveyed Americans drink soft drinks on a daily basis. Seven percent of those surveyed claimed they drink four or more sodas a day.

Rates of soda consumption were higher with young adults ages 18 to 34, at more than half or 56 percent.

According to the CDC, a National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study stressed the need to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Even more alarming is a CBS News report on the results of a collaborative study between researchers from Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Vermont.

The study claims there’s a significantly higher likelihood of physically hurtful or damaging behavior in children who drank the highest amounts of soft drinks.

With the above information in mind, we’ve provided 10 reasons your kid should not drink soda.

(Click “Next” to see 10 Reasons Your Kid Should Not Drink Soda)

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Spence Cooper
Inquisitive foodie with a professional investigative background and strong belief in the organic farm to table movement. Author of Bad Seeds: A FriendsEAT Guide to GMO's. Buy Now!
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