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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

In adults, what is the association between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and body weight?

Conclusion Statement

A moderate body of epidemiologic evidence suggests that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with increased body weight in adults.

A moderate body of evidence suggests that under isocaloric controlled conditions, added sugars, including sugar-sweetened beverages, are no more likely to cause weight gain than any other source of energy.

2010 DGAC Grade: Moderate