RadioMD: Healthy Children

Truth About Soda and Your Kids Health

February 4, 20159 min
More and more studies show that to much soda is bad for children. It can rot their teeth, contribute to obesity and soda suppresses the appetite so kids are less likely to eat nourishing foods. Are you letting your kids drink too much soda?Your child comes home from school and grabs a soda or sweet drink from the fridge, but is that a good idea?When it comes to their health, children and sweetened beverages are simply a bad match.That's not all. Soft drinks are rotting kids' teeth, as numerous studies have shown. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, soft drinks pose a risk of dental issues because of their high sugar content and enamel erosion because of their acidity.Listen in as Corinn Cross, MD discusses soda and other sugary drinks and the negative effect they could be having on you child.

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