African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
8th Floor Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-0360
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Research Briefs

Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption on Black Americans' Health. A Research Brief. The African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network. January 2011.

This research brief, authored by members of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), summarizes trends in sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption among black adults and youth, outlines related health consequences, and identifies research needs and priorities that could help inform policies to reduce SSB consumption among black Americans. To emphasize areas of disparity, the brief provides comparison data for white Americans where available and also includes some data for Hispanic Americans, another ethnic minority population potentially affected by the same types of SSB issues.

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