Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 24th, 2006
"The role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in promoting obesity is controversial. Observational data link SSB consumption with excessive weight gain; however, randomized, controlled trials are lacking and necessary to resolve the debate. We conducted a pilot study to examine the effect of decreasing SSB consumption on body weight," scientists in the United States report.
C.B. Ebbeling and colleagues working with the Children's Hospital in Boston explained, "We randomly assigned 103 adolescents aged 13 to 18 years who regularly consumed...
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