Soda Makes Kids More Violent, Says a New Study

Liquid rage.
Liquid rage. Photo: iStockphoto

Drinking sugary soft drinks such as soda will not only make kids fat, but according to a new long-term study from Columbia University, it will also make them more aggressive. The study, which followed 3,000 mother-child pairs, learned that, among 5-year-olds, kids who drank four sodas a day were twice as likely to get into fights, destroy other people’s possessions, and physically attack people when compared to kids that drank other beverages. (Reps for the soda industry predictably place the blame elsewhere: The director of the British Soft Drink Association tells Mail Online that parents just have to be careful their kids are eating well and getting enough exercise. [CNN, Daily Mail UK]