7 Things to Know: Sugary drinks and obesity
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Here are 7 Things to Know about new data that highlights the strong relationship between sugary drink consumption and obesity.
1. Nine of the 10 New York City neighborhoods with the highest obesity rates also consumer the most sugary drinks.
2. The three least obese neighborhoods are the lowest in sugary drink consumption.
3. The prevalence of daily sugary drink consumption is more than two times higher among adults living in neighborhoods with high obesity prevalence than in those with the lowest obesity prevalence (42 percent versus 17 percent).
4. In Bedford-Stuyvesant-Crown Heights, where the adult obesity rate is at 33 percent, 47 percent of adults reported on the survey that they drink one or more sugary drinks per day.
5. On the Upper West Side, where the obesity rate is 12 percent, only 14 percent drink one or more sugary drinks per day.
6. The obesity rate has risen from 18 to 24 percent in a decade among adult New Yorkers.
7. A 32-ounce soda has more calories than a typical fast-food cheeseburger, without making people feel full. A 12-ounce can of soda typically contains 10.5 teaspoons of sugar.
(Facts attributed to the city of New York)
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