Is SALT making children fat? Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks

Is SALT making children fat Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks Two thirds of children consumed sugar sweetened drink in the studyIn this group the more salt they consumed the more sugary beverages they drankThe children who consumed more than one sugary drink per day were 34% more likely to be overweight | UPDATED: 18:29 GMT, 11 December 2012 Salty snacks could be fueling childhood obesity as they encourage youngsters to guzzle sweetened drinks to quench their thirst, say researchers. A study of 4,200 children in Australia found those who consumed high amounts of salt were also the most likely to reach for high-calorie beverages. This put them at risk of unhealthy weight gain, according to the research from Deakin University