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Calorie warning on sugary drinks deters teenagers

Oct 16,2014 0 Comments

Female teen looking at sugary drink options in vending machineteenagers chose smaller sizes or lower calorie options [GETTY]

It found that labelling drinks with the equivalent quantity of train prompts them to choose smaller sizes or decrease calorie alternatives.

And the study at Johns Hopkins university, revealed in the American Journal of Public well being, found this has a long-lasting impact as teenagers do not buy the less healthy product even after labels are eliminated.

Dr Sara Bleich said: “while you explain calories in an easily understandable approach such as what number of miles of walking is required to burn them off, you can inspire behaviour change.” 

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