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Ranjit and her colleagues analyzed data from a survey of more than 15,000 middle and highschool students in Texas. A majority of the teens reported consuming sweet drinks: More than 60% of boys and 50% of girls drank at least one soda, sports drink, or other sugary beverage per day. (The questionnaires used in the study lumped sports drinks together with fruit punch, iced teas, and other nonsoda beverages.)
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