London: According to a Cancer Research institute in United Kingdom, British teenagers on average in a year consume sugary drinks equivalent of nearly a bathtub.
A report of research showed that children aged between 11 and 18 year old consume three times more sugar then it is recommended limit of intake.
The researchers said sugary drinks have become their main source of added sugar, making up 30 per cent of their total intake.
Director at Cancer Research UK, charity research organisation in Britain, Alison Cox said, “It’s shocking that teenagers are drinking the equivalent of a bathtub of sugary drinks a year.”
According to previous studies, consumption of sugary drinks results in greater weight gain as well as increases body mass index (BMI)-a risk factor for many diseases, such as diabetes and various form of cancers.