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CRA Response to Soda Consumption & Behavioral Problems Study

CRA Response to the Study Published in The Journal of Pediatrics on the Issue of Soda Consumption and Behavioral Problems in Children

For Immediate Release
August 20, 2013

Contact: David Knowles
(202) 534-3494

“Current scientific research does not show any direct or causal link between soda consumption and behavioral problems in children. In this study, there were numerous limitations in the data, as acknowledged by the researchers, who concluded they were ‘not able to characterize the nature of the association between soft drinks and problem behaviors.’

“The overwhelming scientific data available shows moderate consumption of soft drinks containing high fructose corn syrup – the nutritional equivalent to sugar – is perfectly safe for age appropriate consumers.”


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.

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