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Girls and Drinking

By Sean Cavanagh — January 19, 2005 1 min read

Read more about the AMA surveys on alcohol consumption.

About one-third of teenage girls have tried “girlie drinks,” or sweet-flavored malt beverages, which they prefer to other forms of alcohol, according to polling commissioned by the American Medical Association.

The Chicago-based professional organization for physicians expressed worry in a statement that such drinks, also known as “alcopops,” are being marketed by the liquor industry directly to young people.

The AMA commissioned two surveys: one of 741 adolescents, ages 12 to 18; the other of 2,768 adults age 21 or older.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 19, 2005 edition of Education Week