Sugar-sweetened soft drinks, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

  title={Sugar-sweetened soft drinks, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Caroline M Apovian},
  volume={292 8},
SUGAR-SWEETENED SOFT DRINKS CONTRIBUTE 7.1% OF total energy intake and represent the largest single food source of calories in the US diet. Coincidentally or not, the rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States parallels the increase in sugarsweetened soft drink consumption. Several studies have found an association between sugar-sweetened beverages and incidence of obesity in children. In one study, the odds ratio of becoming obese increased 1.6 times for each additional sugar… CONTINUE READING
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