Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain
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.