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Beverage Consumption Patterns of a Low-Income Population.

by Mason, Marc A.
Citation: Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 25(3):191-201, 2010 Jul.Journal: Topics in clinical nutrition.Published: 2010ISSN: 0883-5691.Full author list: Kuczmarski MF; Mason MA; Schwenk EA; Evans MK; Zonderman AB.UI/PMID: 20976036.Institution(s): MedStar Health Research InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleDigital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Top Clin Nutr. 25(3):191-201, 2010 Jul.Local Holdings: Available online through MWHC library: March 2002 - present.Abstract: High-energy-dense foods provide an inexpensive source of calories. Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span study participants (n = 1987), low- to low-middle-income, urban African American and white adults, consumed between 17% and 20% of their daily energy intake from beverages. Of all beverages consumed, calorically sweetened beverages ranked second among African Americans and third among whites. Calorically-sweetened beverage consumption was not influenced by weight status. Increasing awareness of risks for adverse health outcomes associated with selected beverages may improve dietary choices.

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