Letters Dietary sugars and body weight

Authors’ reply to Cottrell and Wittekind

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1240 (Published 13 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1240
  1. Lisa Te Morenga, research fellow12,
  2. Jim Mann, professor123,
  3. Simonette Mallard, research assistant1
  1. 1Departments of Human Nutrition and Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
  2. 2Riddet Institute, University of Otago, New Zealand
  3. 3Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research, University of Otago, New Zealand
  1. jim.mann{at}otago.ac.nz

Our meta-analysis was mainly intended to determine the effect on body weight of increased or decreased intake of sugars or food and drink containing sugars in free living people.1 2 It was therefore appropriate to exclude studies in which changes in other dietary or exercise practices were recommended and to include studies …

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