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January 26, 2005

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Weight Gain, and Diabetes—Reply

JAMA. 2005;293(4):422-423. doi:10.1001/jama.293.4.422-c

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.

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