Survey: Teens drinking sports drinks less frequently

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Survey: Teens drinking sports drinks less frequently - Monica Malpass reports during Action News at 5pm on May 7, 2018. (WPVI)

More teens may be using sports drinks these days, but they are drinking them less frequently.

A survey of 20,000 high schoolers shows that nearly 60 percent drink them.

However, daily consumption dropped 3 percent between 2010 and 2015.

But doctors note that most kids don't need them for hydration in the first place.

They may help for some high-endurance sporting events, but the drinks have a lot of unnecessary sugar and calories.

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