Three new studies, conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, and elsewhere, demonstrate 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 non-caloric drinks led to less weight gain among both obese and normal-weight children.
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