To the Editor: The study by Dr Schulze and
colleagues1 concluded that higher consumption
of sugar-sweetened sodas and other beverages independently increases the risk
of weight gain and diabetes. We were surprised that the article did not discuss
or cite the results of an apparently contradictory earlier study2 that
found that intake of sugars does not seem to raise the risk of type 2 diabetes.
This was particularly striking since both articles share a coauthor.
Murray I, Kazman S. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Weight Gain, and Diabetes. JAMA. 2005;293(4):422-423. doi:10.1001/jama.293.4.422-b