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Sugared drinks v weight gain.

Prof Marie Reid of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, has published the results of a study into what happens when overweight women (BMI 25-30) add sugared drinks to their diet.

The trial ran for 4 weeks and the women added to their consumption one litre of either a sucrose sweetened drink or an artificially sweetened control.

The sucrose drink contained 20% of average daily baseline consumption, while the artificial sweetener added very little.

Those on sucrose increased total calorie intake at the start, but by 5% rather than 20%, compensating by reducing other consumption.

By the end of the 4 weeks their total calorie consumption dropped to match the artificial sweetener group.

There were no effects on hunger or mood.

In 2007, Prof Reid published a similar study which used normal weight women (BMI under 25). Again, there was no impact on appetite or mood, but total calorie intake averaged an extra 10% over the period for those on the sugared drinks.


August 12, 2010 - Posted by | BMI - body mass index, Diet, Marie Reid, Soft drinks, Success, Weight management

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