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    Each additional serving of sugary drink per day increased the risk of obesity in 12-year-olds by 60%


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    Thursday, June 05, 2008 7:52 am Email this article
    Each additional serving of sugar-sweetened beverages increased the risk of obesity in 12-year-old children by 60 percent according to a recent study by researchers from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Subjects

    Subjects : 548 children

    The study involved 548 ethnically-diverse school children with an average age of 11.7 years from public schools in four Massachusetts communities, and followed them for one year and seven months from October, 1995, to May, 1997.

    REFERENCE

    Ludwig D, Peterson K, Gortmaker S. Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: A prospective, observational analysis. Lancet. 2001 Feb 17, 357(9255):505-08.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    David Ludwig
    Department of Medicine
    Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA 02115, USA
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