Prevention of childhood obesity by reducing soft drinks

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Authors: James, J. and Kerr, D.

Journal: International Journal of Obesity

Volume: 29

Pages: S54-S57

ISSN: 0307-0565

AIMS: The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is a global problem. There are a variety of environmental factors that may be contributing to this increase. One such factor may be the increased consumption of soft drinks. OBJECTIVE: This review will describe some of the latest research that has examined the association between obesity and the consumption of soft drinks. RESULTS: The association between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity has been established in three separate American studies. It has been found that children who consume these drinks have a higher energy intake and are more likely to become overweight. In adult women, the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks has been associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. In the United Kingdom, a school-based initiative focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks has also been effective in preventing a further increase in obesity. CONCLUSIONS: There is an association between obesity and consumption of soft drinks. Initiatives focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks may help to prevent a further increase in childhood obesity.

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Authors: James, J. and Kerr, D.

Journal: Int J Obes (Lond)

Volume: 29 Suppl 2

Pages: S54-S57

ISSN: 0307-0565

DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803062

AIMS: The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is a global problem. There are a variety of environmental factors that may be contributing to this increase. One such factor may be the increased consumption of soft drinks. OBJECTIVE: This review will describe some of the latest research that has examined the association between obesity and the consumption of soft drinks. RESULTS: The association between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity has been established in three separate American studies. It has been found that children who consume these drinks have a higher energy intake and are more likely to become overweight. In adult women, the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks has been associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. In the United Kingdom, a school-based initiative focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks has also been effective in preventing a further increase in obesity. CONCLUSIONS: There is an association between obesity and consumption of soft drinks. Initiatives focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks may help to prevent a further increase in childhood obesity.

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Authors: James, J. and Kerr, D.

Journal: International Journal of Obesity

Volume: 29

Pages: S54-S57

eISSN: 1476-5497

ISSN: 0307-0565

DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803062

AIMS: The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is a global problem. There are a variety of environmental factors that may be contributing to this increase. One such factor may be the increased consumption of soft drinks. OBJECTIVE: This review will describe some of the latest research that has examined the association between obesity and the consumption of soft drinks. RESULTS: The association between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity has been established in three separate American studies. It has been found that children who consume these drinks have a higher energy intake and are more likely to become overweight. In adult women, the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks has been associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. In the United Kingdom, a school-based initiative focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks has also been effective in preventing a further increase in obesity. CONCLUSIONS: There is an association between obesity and consumption of soft drinks. Initiatives focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks may help to prevent a further increase in childhood obesity. © 2005 Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

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Authors: James, J. and Kerr, D.

Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY

Volume: 29

Pages: S54-S57

eISSN: 1476-5497

ISSN: 0307-0565

DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803062

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Authors: James, J. and Kerr, D.

Journal: International journal of obesity (2005)

Volume: 29 Suppl 2

Pages: S54-S57

eISSN: 1476-5497

ISSN: 0307-0565

AIMS: The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is a global problem. There are a variety of environmental factors that may be contributing to this increase. One such factor may be the increased consumption of soft drinks. OBJECTIVE: This review will describe some of the latest research that has examined the association between obesity and the consumption of soft drinks. RESULTS: The association between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity has been established in three separate American studies. It has been found that children who consume these drinks have a higher energy intake and are more likely to become overweight. In adult women, the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks has been associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. In the United Kingdom, a school-based initiative focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks has also been effective in preventing a further increase in obesity. CONCLUSIONS: There is an association between obesity and consumption of soft drinks. Initiatives focusing on reducing the consumption of these drinks may help to prevent a further increase in childhood obesity.

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