Letters Dietary sugars and body weight

Conclusions of review of dietary sugars and body weight are unwarranted

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1238 (Published 13 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1238
  1. R C Cottrell, director-general1,
  2. Anna Wittekind, assistant director1
  1. 1World Sugar Research Organisation, London SW1V 3LX, UK
  1. rcottrell{at}wsro.org

Te Morenga and colleagues’ review sheds some light on the confused literature regarding dietary sugars and body weight.1 The authors acknowledge that the small change in body weight (~0.8 kg) attributed to alterations in sugar intake in the intervention trials cited probably results from changes in energy intake, rather than some characteristic unique …

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