Thursday, August 29, 2013

Studies show sugar-sweetened beverages promote weight gain

More evidence emerges that the first way to stop weight gain is to reduce or stop drinking sugary drinks…
For more than two years, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been sharing the latest information and research regarding sugar-sweetened beverages. A new meta analysis by  Harvard researchers published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition draws an even closer connection between sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain.

Reviewing 32 studies with data from over 200,000 adults and children provides even more evidence that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages promotes weight gain.  
The researchers concluded  “Our systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies and RCTs provides evidence that SSB consumption promotes weight gain in children and adults.”

For more information, contact Susan Motika

To read the study, go to Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain.

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