Sugary Drink Consumption Really Adds Up
Teenagers have been known to enjoy drinking sugar sweetened beverages. A study undertaken by the charity group Cancer Research UK estimates that the average teenager in the United Kingdom drinks about 77 liters of sugary drinks every year. That’s around 234 cans which is enough to fill a standard sized bathtub. Children between the ages of 4 and 10 drink an estimated 110 cans a year.
These figures are improvement over estimates from 2014. A government Family Food Study found that the purchase of regular soft drink decreased by about 32% between 2010 and 2014. On the other hand, purchases of low-calorie drinks increase by approximately 33% over the same period.