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Comment & Response
November 2016

Artificially Sweetened Beverage Consumption During Pregnancy and Infant Body Mass Index

Author Affiliations
  • 1International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France
  • 2Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Elsene, Belgium
  • 3Strathclyde University Global Public Health Institute, Lyon, France
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(11):1117. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2816

To the Editor The prospective study by Azad et al1 concluded that consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) during pregnancy may increase the infant body mass index z score (BMIz) measured at 1 year of age.1 We do not agree with this interpretation of the results.

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