New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain

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Our recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provides definitive evidence that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages directly impacts weight gain and pediatric obesity.

Boston Children’s researchers Cara Ebbeling, PhD, and David Ludwig, MD, PhD find that compared to adolescents who consistently drink sugar-sweetened beverages, those who stopped drinking them for a year gained significantly less weight and avoided BMI increases.

Learn more about the study:

Are all calories created equal?

See more research by Ludwig and Ebbeling in JAMA, which found that low-glycemic diets, instead of low-fat or low-carb, may be best for maintaining weight loss. 

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