MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We’ve heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it’s harmful to our health.
But that isn’t keeping many Americans from drinking it.READ MORE: BPD Officer Dragged By Car 2 Blocks Is Now In Fair Condition; 36-Year-Old Charged
So, researchers are now looking at a new way to drive home the facts. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University say most people don’t understand what the 250 calories in a 12-ounce can of soda means.READ MORE: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
The school suggests giving people a comparison.
In their study, they posted signs next to sodas that said how many calories were in each and also how many miles of walking would be needed to burn that off.MORE NEWS: Man Charged With Dragging Baltimore Officer Had Nearly 20 Prior Arrests
After seeing that, more people opted to buy a smaller sized soda or just go with water.