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"New Review Suggests Proven Ways to Cut Back on Sugary Drinks" - Linda Carroll

  • Reuters Online
  • New York, NY
  • (June 12, 2019)

With sugary sodas and other sweetened drinks considered a key driver of the obesity epidemic worldwide, a new research review evaluates how well various measures work to reduce consumption of these calorie laden drinks. Ultimately, the researchers found moderate-to-low-certainty evidence supporting a number of measures that appeared to help people cut back on sugary drinks. “We are clearly having an obesity and diabetes epidemic,” said Robert Rapaport, MD, professor of pediatrics, endocrinology, and diabetes at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who was not involved in the study. He added, “Anything that can be done to improve that would certainly be welcome.”

 — Robert Rapaport, MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

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