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Association between obesity and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

October 1, 2012
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It’s hardly shocking, but a National Institutes of Health funded study finds that people with a genetic proclivity for obesity who drink sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to gain weight than those without those traits. Other research has showed that switching to diet drinks from a sugary ones may help kids control weight gain.

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