KU professor writes study on sugary drinks

02/07/2014 11:44 AM

02/07/2014 11:45 AM

An assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas has co-written a study attempting to show how to help low-income rural people cut down on unhealthy over-consumption of sugary drinks, according to a prepared statement from the university Friday.

Yvonnes Chen, assistant professor of journalism, helped write a study designed to test a six-month intervention designed to help people cut down on sugar drinks. The study was financed by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, according to the prepared statement. The idea is to increase health literacy in the hopes that people will make better choices about sugary drinks, which are increasingly coming under scrutiny for the many health problems they cause, the statement said.

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