In Reply: The study reported in Diabetes Care1 is based on a different
cohort from the JAMA study2 and
addressed a different question. The former examined the effect of sugars,
regardless of the food source, on risk of diabetes; the latter examined the
relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages, especially soft drinks, and
long-term weight gain as well as risk of diabetes.
Schulze MB, Manson JE, Colditz GA, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Hu FB, Ludwig DS. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Weight Gain, and Diabetes—Reply. JAMA. 2005;293(4):422-423. doi:10.1001/jama.293.4.422-c