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September 1st, 2011
01:12 PM ET

Report: Half of the U.S. population drinks sugary beverages daily

According to a report released by the National Center for Health Statistics, half of the U.S. population over the age of two consumes sugary drinks daily.

These sugary beverage include sweetened waters, sodas, and energy, sports and fruit beverages. The report states that these drinks have been linked to "poor diet quality, weight gain, obesity, and in adults, type 2 diabetes."

Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, discusses how drinking sugary beverages can impact your health and explains how you can kick the habit on American Morning today.

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