Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Research: Cutting Kids' Soda Slows Weight Gain

Two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine - one from Boston's Children's Hospital and the other from researchers at VU University Amsterdam show that replacing sugared drinks with sugar free substitutes or water can slow weight gain in children.  Dr. David Ludwig of Boston’s Children’s Hospital said the research only underscored the need for public policy changes:  “It suggests that if we want long-term changes in body weight we will need to made long-term, permanent changes in the environment for children.” 

PSD has issued two national policy scans on sugar sweetened beverages. Find the latest one HERE. Contact Susan Motika for more information. 

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