Beverages and Added Sugars Subcommittee
- Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, RD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Subcommittee Chair
- Heather Leidy, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
- Richard Mattes, PhD, MPH, RD, Purdue University
- Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, Boston University
- Rachel Novotny, PhD, RDN, LD, University of Hawaii
- Barbara Schneeman, PhD, University of California, Davis, Chair of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) Team
- Brittany James Kingshipp, PhD, Analyst, Panum Group
- Maureen Spill, PhD, Analyst, Panum Group
- Natasha Chong Cole, PhD, MPH, RD, Analyst, Panum Group
- Charlotte L. Bahnfleth, PhD, Analyst, Panum Group
- Gisela Butera, MLIS, MEd, Systematic Review Librarian, Panum Group
- Nancy Terry, MS, MLS, Biomedical Librarian, National Institutes of Health Library, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Julie Obbagy, PhD, RD, Project Lead, Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis (ONGA), Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Jennifer Seymour, PhD, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS
- Julia Quam, MSPH, RDN, Division of Prevention Science (DPS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS
- Clarissa (Claire) Brown, MS, MPH, RDN, ONGA, CNPP, FNS, USDA
- Meghan Adler, MS, RDN, ONGA, CNPP, FNS, USDA
- Eve Essery Stoody, PhD, Designated Federal Officer and Director, ONGA, CNPP, FNS, USDA
- Janet de Jesus, MS, RD, Nutrition Advisor, DPS, ODPHP, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), HHS
- Richard (Rick) Olson, MD, MPH, Director, DPS, ODPHP, OASH, HHS
The Committee and NESR staff thank the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service for coordinating the peer review of this systematic review, and the Federal scientist peer reviewers for their time and expertise. For a list of the peer reviewers, see the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews Page.
The Beverages and Added Sugars Subcommittee conducted systematic reviews to answer 4 questions that examined the relationship between beverages and added sugars and health outcomes:
- What is the relationship between beverage consumption and growth, size, body composition, and risk of overweight and obesity?
- What is the relationship between beverage consumption during pregnancy and birth weight standardized for gestational age and sex?
- What is the relationship between alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality?
- What is the relationship between added sugars consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease?
These reviews can be accessed below, and are discussed in the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Part D: Chapters 2, 10, 11, and 12, which are available at DietaryGuidelines.gov.
For information on all systematic reviews conducted by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee with support from NESR, including details about NESR’s systematic review methodology, see the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews Page.
Every systematic review contains a summary, description, and synthesis of the evidence, data and risk of bias tables, graded conclusion statements, and research recommendations. The systematic review also details the protocol used in conducting the systematic review, including the analytic framework, inclusion and exclusion criteria, literature search strategy, searching and screening results, and lists of included and excluded articles. In addition, both a technical abstract and plain language summary are provided for each of the systematic reviews.