Americans Are Consuming Fewer Sugary Drinks, Study Finds

Adults and children in the U.S. consumed fewer sugary beverages, such as sodas and chocolate milk, between 2003 and 2016, a new study found.

Consumption of sugary drinks has been linked to higher rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, non-alcoholic liver disease, tooth decay, cavities, and gout.

Adults between the ages of 40 and 59 demonstrated no change in consumption rates, while adults over the age of 60 showed a slight increase.