Energy drink consumption has continued to gain in popularity since the 1997 debut of red bull, the current leader in the energy drink market although energy drinks are targeted to young adult consumers, there has been little research regarding energy drink consumption patterns among college students in the united states. A data user’s guide to the brfss sugar-sweetened beverage questions: how to analyze consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages [pdf-376kb] rethink your drink : options for reducing the number of calories you drink.
Added sugar consumption has been increasing in all age groups in the united states and worldwide, with the greatest increase in young adults college-age years are a critical period in the young adult's life where many habits develop, including nutrition and food choices.
A few studies highlighted the specific sources of carbohydrate related to soft drink consumption one study reported that children and adolescents in the highest quartile of soft drink consumption consumed between 122 and 159 g of added sugar, approximately 4 to 5 times the us department of agriculture’s recommended maximum of added sugar (32 g)64 overall associations (r values) of soft drink consumption with added sugar, fructose, and sucrose were 018, 036, and 023, respectively. Sugar-sweetened beverage intake among college students: a socio-ecological model: creators: hoffman, elizabeth: advisor: smith, laureen: issue date: 2013-05: abstract: background: sugar-sweetened beverages (ssbs) are the largest source of added sugar and an important contributor of calories in the american diet.
Cutting back on sugary drinks can help people control their weight studies in children and adults have found that reducing sugary drink consumption can lead to better weight control among those who are initially overweight (27,28) references 1 ogden cl, carroll md, kit bk, flegal km. This was a quantitative study of traditional-aged college students' added sugar consumption through a convenience sample at a private university in san antonio, tx a survey was administrated to undergraduate students at different classes. Study was to examine sugar sweetened beverage intake patterns among college students specifically, this study will explore the days per week ssbs are consumed and daily servings of ssbs consumed.
Two intervention studies aimed at decreasing soft drink consumption among high school students showed that students in the intervention groups essentially maintained their weight over the treatment period, whereas those in the control groups exhibited significant weight gain suggesting that the risk was specific to sugar-sweetened soft.
Purpose: this study examined how college students choose beverages and whether behavioral interventions might reduce their heavy consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages methods: from april to june 2010, 90 students participated in 12 focus groups at 6 colleges in massachusetts and louisiana.