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Growing Children

Leading researchers believe that children’s bodies crave sweets in order to obtain adequate calories for growth. In a recent study children, ages 11 to 15, were given various levels of sweetness in different sugar-water type substances. The children were placed into two groups: high preference or low preference for sweetness. Children who had the highest levls of a biomarker for bone growth in their urine were most likely to be in the group that liked the sweetest drinks!