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Health & wellness

Limits on sugary drinks backed by research

Three new studies, conducted by researchers in Boston and elsewhere, show how much sugar-sweetened beverages can expand our waistlines and provide strong evidence in favor of government policies to curb consumption of soft drinks and fruit juices in schools.

The research, published online Friday by the New England Journal of Medicine, found that switching from high-calorie sweetened beverages to noncaloric drinks led to less weight gain among both obese and normal-weight children.

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