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More Kids Drinking Diet Drink
2012-08-17 05:55:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More children in the U.S. are drinking diet drinks, according to a new study using federal healthy data. A survey found that by 2008, 12.5 percent of children were drinking artificially-sweetened beverages, up from six percent a decade earlier. The researchers also found that a quarter of the Americans surveyed in 2007 and 2008 had a diet drink in the past day, versus just 19 percent in 1999 and 2000. Senior researcher Dr. Miriam...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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