A recent study revealed that adolescents who drank more sports drinks and energy drinks than their peers also had higher levels of physical activity and participation in organized sports, which makes sense. But, the study also showed that these same kids were more likely to drink sugary soft drinks, play more video games, and try cigarettes.
The study was published online in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
From Education Week:
“The observed associations between consumption of sports and energy drinks and these unhealthy behaviors are troubling because they may indicate a clustering of problem behaviors among some adolescents,” the authors conclude. “Given these findings, advertising of sports and energy drinks to youth is particular concerning.”