Studies Link Sugary Drinks to Obesity

Air Date: 09/21/2012
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Two 2012 studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine are helping explain why sugary drinks are under attack in the fight against obesity. In one study, overweight high school students who cut sugary drinks from their diet for one year tended to weigh four pounds less on average than those who continued drinking them. In a second study looking at adults, people who are genetically predisposed to obesity are much more likely to become overweight from drinking sugary drinks.

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