Drinking Four Or More Sodas A Day Can Lead To Increased Aggression And Withdrawal Symptoms In Children

on August 16, 2013 1:44 PM EDT

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Children who drank four or more sodas a day were more likely to be aggressive and show signs of withdrawal. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Many parents would frown at the idea of giving their children coffee, yet those same parents might have no qualms about giving them a can -- or four -- of soda each day. But considering that four cans of soda have the same amount of caffeine as one cup of coffee, parents end up in the same place. If you were to take away that soda, the child may go into withdrawal, at least, that's what researchers of a new study are saying. But it's not only that, many children who drink four or more sodas per day are likely to have problems with aggression too.

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"We found that the child's aggressive behavior score increased with every increase in soft drink servings per day," Dr. Shakira Suglia, study author and assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, said in a statement.

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