Discouraging adolescent sport drink consumption: Are we winning or losing the game?
from AAP Gateway
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended in a reaffirmed clinical report last year that sport drinks are not the preferred method of rehydration for children or teens who are physically active. Despite this, sport drinks remain on the shelves of supermarkets and health food stores and are still frequently consumed by teens despite their being higher calorie and sugar-sweetened compared to water — the latter being the preferred beverage for staying hydrated. But how frequently are sports drinks being used by children and teens?
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