Sugary soft drinks and soda culprit in obesity battle

A meta-analysis of 30 research studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored), covering 244,651 people have concluded that soft drinks, energy drinks and sweetened fruit juices are responsible, in a BIG way, for childhood and adult obesity.

The report was published in the journal Obesity Facts, by Dr. Nathalie Farpour-Lambert, M.D., P.D.,

She is presently the Head of the global Obesity Program linked to the Medical Direction of the University Hospitals of Geneva, Dr. Farpour-Lambert is the chair member of the Childhood Obesity Working Group of the Swiss Paediatric Society and a Scientific Advisor for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and the Federal Office of Sports.

The review is published in the journal Obesity Facts, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), and written by a team of authors including lead author Dr Maria Luger, Special Institute for Preventive Cardiology And Nutrition SIPCAN, Salzburg, Austria; EASO President Elect Dr Nathalie Farpour-Lambert (University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland) and Dr Maira Bes-Rastrollo, University of Navarra, Spain, and Carlos III Institute of Health, Spain.

For many, the single best thing obese people can do to curb their weight is drink more water, and STOP drinking all soft drinks, soda’s, so called energy drinks and sweetened fruit juices, including artificially sweetened drinks.

SUGAR CONTENT OF DRINKS

COLA (600ml) 16 teaspoons of sugar

ICED COFFEE (600ml) 14 teaspoons of sugar

ICED CHOCOLATE (600ml) 13 teaspoons of sugar

‘POWERAID’ (600ml) 11 teaspoons of sugar

LEMON ICED TEA (500ml) 8 teaspoons of sugar

LEMONADE (375ml) 8 teaspoons of sugar

‘RED BULL’ (250ml) 7 teaspoons of sugar

FRESH MILK (300ml) 4 teaspoons of sugar

WEIGHT CONTROL

QUIT SUGAR ADDICTION

QUIT COLA DEPENDANCY

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