The following sentences are based on the paragraph above. Identify what the italicized

People think diet soda is healthier than fizzy drinks. A new study says it can be as bad
for our heart. Researchers said people should not drink diet sodas and other artificially
sweetened drinks. A heart doctor said it is “fake news” that artificial sweeteners are better than
sugar.

Sweeteners are linked to weight gain and diabetes.
The researchers study 100,000 people. They recorded their diet, activity level, and
health status. The data showed that artificially sweetened drinks led to a risk of heart disease.


A doctor said, “water and more water should be the drink of choice” for children. He said
children should not have soda as it causes obesity.


[Breaking News English. (1 November 2020). Retrieved from http://gg.gg/n3xuh.]


a. What is the text about?
b. How many people participated in the research?
c. Explain the result of the research.
d. Why should not children have soda?
e. The following sentences are based on the paragraph above. Identify what the italicized
word refers to.

  • People think diet soda is healthier than fizzy drinks. A new study says it can be as bad for
    our heart.
  • The researchers study 100,000 people. They recorded their diet, activity level, and health
    status.
  • A doctor said, “water and more water should be the drink of choice” for children. He said
    children should not have soda as it causes obesity.

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