• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: The downsides of sugary drinks

February 16, 2017

a collection of opened soda cansNew data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show most American kids are drinking at least one sugary beverage daily. Some children are drinking even more, putting them over the recommended daily calories from added sugars.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, shows you the surprising amount of sugar in an average soda and explains the immediate consequences of all that sweetness. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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