CPC Fellow Barry Popkin's Research on Beverage Consumption Highlighted in USA Today

Apr 25, 2006

You are what you eat, you've no doubt heard.

But, increasingly, we are what we drink: By 2001, soda, juice, milk, beer and other beverages accounted for 21% of the calories consumed by Americans, up from 16% in the 1970s, says Barry Popkin, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The research was published in

Popkin, Barry M., Lawrence E. Armstrong, George Bray, Benjamin Caballero, Balz Frei, and Walter C. Willett. 2006. A New Proposed Guidance System for Beverage Consumption in the United States. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 83, no. 3: 529-42.

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