Study: Soda pop may boost teen violence

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October 26, 2011
Arizona Republic    
Posted in News, PND News

"Teenagers who drink soda are more likely to carry a weapon and act violently, according to new research. Sara Solnick of the University of Vermont and David Hemenway of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston analyzed data collected from 1,878 14- to 18-year-olds in Grades 9 through 12 in 22 public schools in 2008. ... the researchers found that heavy use of non-diet soft drinks was significantly associated with carrying a gun or knife and violence towards peers, family and partners." [editor's note: So the new "gateway drug" is ... High Fructose Corn Syrup! - SAT] (10/26/11)  

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