PUBLICATIONS

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Beverage purchases from stores in Mexico under the excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages: observational study
Colchero et al. BMJ. 2016;352:h6704. What has been the effect on purchases of beverages from stores in Mexico one year after implementation of the excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages?
Policy Research Link
PHAdvocates Restaurant Survey FINAL Sugary drinks Research Link
Kick the Can - Fast Facts on Sugary Drinks
Kick the Can - Fast Facts on Sugary Drinks.
Sugary drinks Fact Sheet Link
Sugared soda consumption and dental caries in the United States
Cumulated long-term consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with more cases of DMFS (Dental, Missing, Filled) in individuals over 25. Full Citation: Heller KE, Burt BA, Eklund SA. Sugared soda consumption and dental caries in the United States. J Dent Res. Oct 2001;80(10):1949-1953.
2001 Sugary drinks Research Link
Relation between Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Childhood Obesity: A Prospective, Observational Analysis
An analysis which concludes that increased sugar sweetened beverage intake is associated with obesity in children. Full Citation: Ludwig DS, Peterson KE, Gortmaker SL. Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis. Lancet. 2001, 357, 505-508.
2001 Sugary drinks Research Link
The Glycemic Index; Physiological Mechanisms Relating to Obesity, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease
This review examines the physiological effects of  the glycemic index and the relevance of these effects in preventing and treating obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Important conclusion: The habitual consumption of high-glycemic index foods, such as sugar-sweetened beverages, may increase risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.  Full Citation: Ludwig DS. The glycemic index: Physiological mechanisms relating to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. JAMA. 2002; 287: 2414-2423.
2002 Sugar Research Link
Sugars and Dental Caries
Studies have confirmed the direct relation between intake of dietary sugars and dental caries across the life span. Full Citation: Touger-Decker R, van Loveren C. Sugars and dental caries. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003; 78: 881S-892S. 
2003 Sugar Research Link
The Scientific Basis of Recent US Guidance on Sugars Intake
A comprehensive review of sugar-related research used by the 2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee, with clear explanations of the difference between added and natural sugars and the health effects of too much added sugars. A useful primer on the science of sugar. Full Citation: Murphy SP, Johnson RK. The scientific basis of recent US guidance on sugars intake. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2003; 78(suppl):827S-833S.
2003 Sugar Research Link
Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity
Analysis of US Department of Agriculture 1967-2000 food consumption tables estimate a daily average consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to be 132 kcal for all Americans aged 2 y with the top 20% of consumers of caloric sweeteners ingesting 316 kca. Thus, the increase in consumption of HFCS has a temporal relation to the epidemic of obesity, and the overconsumption of HFCS in calorically sweetened beverages possibly playing a role in the epidemic of obesity. Full Citation: Bray GA, Nielsen SJ, Popkin BM. Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004; 79: 537-543.
2004 Sugary drinks Research Link
Dietary fructose reduces circulating insulin and leptin, attenuates postprandial suppression of ghrelin, and increases triglycerides in women
Study demonstrates that decreases of circulating insulin and leptin and increased ghrelin concentrations could lead to increased caloric intake and ultimately contribute to weight gain and obesity during chronic consumption of diets high in fructose. Full Citation: Teff KL, Elliott SS, Tschop M, et al. Dietary fructose reduces circulating insulin and leptin, attenuates postprandial suppression of ghrelin, and increases triglycerides in women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Jun 2004;89(6):2963-2972.
2004 Sugar Research Link
Changes in Beverage Intake Between 1977 and 2001
Survey data from 1977-2001 show that , overall, energy intake from sweetened beverages increased 135% and energy intake from milk was reduced by 38%, resulting in a 278 total calorie increase across all age groups. Full Citation: Nielsen SJ, Popkin BM. Changes in beverage intake between 1977 and 2001. Am J Prev Med. 2004; 27: 205-210.
2004 Sugary drinks Research Link
The relation of sugar intake to Beta cell function in overweight Latino children
In overweight Latino children, higher intakes of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages were associated with lower acute insulin responses and disposition index (both indicators of risk for type 2 diabetes). Full Citation: Davis JN, Ventura EE, Weigensberg MJ, et al. The relation of sugar intake to beta cell function in overweight Latino children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005; 82: 1004-1010.
2005 Sugar Research Link
Overweight in children and adolescents: pathophysiology, consequences, prevention, and treatment
Overweight in children and adolescents can result in a variety of adverse health outcomes, including type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and the metabolic syndrome. The best approach to this problem is prevention of abnormal weight gain. Full Citation: Daniels SR, Arnett DK, Eckel RH, et al. Overweight in children and adolescents: pathophysiology, consequences, prevention, and treatment. Circulation. Apr 19 2005;111(15):1999-2012.
2005 Obesity Research Link
Adverse effect of high added sugar consumption on dietary intake in American preschoolers
Children with the highest level of added sugar intake (25% of energy or more) had the lowest consumption of most nutrients and servings of grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. Full Citation: Kranz S, Smiciklas-Wright H, Siega-Riz AM, Mitchell D. Adverse effect of high added sugar consumption on dietary intake in American preschoolers. J Pediatr. Jan 2005;146(1):105-111.
2005 Sugary drinks Research Link
Liquid Candy
A comprehensive analysis of sugar-sweetened beverages and their effects on health, including historical information and a review of beverage marketing practices. Full citation: Jacobson MF. Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks Are Harming American’s Health. Center for Science in the Public Interest. Second Edition, First Printing: June 2005. Washington D.C.  
2005 Sugar Research Link
Carbonated soft drinks and dental caries in the primary dentition
In children aged 2-10, about 13% of children display high carbonated soft drink consumption patterns; they also had a significantly higher dental caries experience in the primary dentition than did children with other fluid consumption patterns. Full Citation: Sohn W, Burt BA, Sowers MR. Carbonated soft drinks and dental caries in the primary dentition. J Dent Res. Mar 2006;85(3):262-266.
2006 Sugary drinks Research Link
Who changes body mass between adolescence and adulthood? Factors predicting change in BMI between 16 year and 30 years in the 1970 British Birth Cohort.
"These data from ‘free-living’ adolescents followed into adult life support the importance of known risk factors such as reduction of sedentary behaviours and reduction of unhealthy eating patterns (consumption of carbonated drinks and takeaway foods, dieting) in the prevention of the persistence of obesity from childhood into adult life." Full Citation: Viner RM, Cole TJ. Who changes body mass between adolescence and adulthood? Factors predicting change in BMI between 16 year and 30 years in the 1970 British Birth Cohort. Int J Obes (Lond). Sep 2006;30(9):1368-1374.
2006 Sugary drinks Research Link
Consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened foods and the risk of pancreatic cancer in a prospective study
Study finds positive association of added sugar, soft drinks, and sweetened fruit soups or stewed fruit consumption with pancreatic cancer risk. Full Citation: Larsson SC, Bergkvist L, Wolk A. Consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened foods and risk of pancreatic cancer in a prospective study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006; 84: 1171-1176.
2006 Sugar Research Link
Supermarkets, other food stores, and obesity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
The presence of supermarkets was associated with a lower prevalence of obesity and overweight, and the presence of convenience stores was associated with a higher prevalence of obesity and overweight. Full Citation: Morland K, Diez Roux AV, Wing S. Supermarkets, other food stores, and obesity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Am J Prev Med. Apr 2006;30(4):333-339.
2006 Obesity Research Link
Intake of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain: A Systematic Review
A review of 30 studies about sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain concludes that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with weight gain and obesity. Full Citation: Malik VS, Schulze MB, Hu FB. Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2006; 84(2):274-88.
2006 Sugar Research Link
Effects of Decreasing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption on Body Weight in Adolescents: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study
Experimental intervention by substituting non-caloric beverages for SSBs reduced SSB consumption by 82% and produced beneficial results in BMI change. Full Citation: Ebbeling CB, Feldman HA, Osganian SK, et al. Effects of decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on body weight in adolescents: A randomized, controlled pilot study. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(3): 673-680.
2006 Sugary drinks Research Link
Effects of soft drink consumption on nutrition and health: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
"In a meta-analysis of 88 studies, we examined the association between soft drink consumption and nutrition and health outcomes. We found clear associations of soft drink intake with increased energy intake and body weight. Soft drink intake also was associated with lower intakes of milk, calcium, and other nutrients  and with an increased risk of several medical problems (e.g., diabetes)." Full Citation: Vartanian LR, Schwatrz MB, Borwwnell KD. Effects of soft drink consumption on nutrition and health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Public Health. April 2007; 97(4): 667-675.
2007 Sugary drinks Research Link
Shifts in Patterns and Consumption of Beverages Between 1965 and 2002
Between 1977 and 2002 Americans increased their calorie intake from soft drinks by 228%. Full Citation: Duffey, K. J. and Popkin, B. M. (2007), Shifts in Patterns and Consumption of Beverages Between 1965 and 2002. Obesity, 15: 2739–2747. doi: 10.1038/oby.2007.326
2007 Sugary drinks Research Link
Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
The 4% of children (99th P of BMI-for-age) may be appropriate for identification as very high risk for biochemical abnormalities and severe adult obesity. Full Citation: Freedman DS, Mei Z, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS, Dietz WH. Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Pediatr. Jan 2007;150(1):12-17 e12.
2007 Obesity Research Link
Who Owns What?
Visual depiction of the sugary drink industry structure. Full Citation: Howard PM. The illusion of diversity: visualizing ownership in the soft drink industry. 2008.
2008 Beverage industry Research Link
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in African American women.
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women. Full Citation: Palmer JR, Boggs DA, Krishnan S, et al. Sugar-sweetened beverages and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women. Arch Intern Med. 2008; 168(14): 1487-1492.
2008 Sugary drinks, Diabetes Research Link
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in African American women.
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women. Full Citation: Palmer JR, Boggs DA, Krishnan S, et al. Sugar-sweetened beverages and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women. Arch Intern Med. 2008; 168(14): 1487-1492.
2008 Sugary drinks, Diabetes Research Link
Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among US children and adolescents, 1984-2004.
Children and adolescents today derive 10% to 15% of total calories from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juice. Full Citation: Wang YC, Bleich SN, Gortmaker SL. Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among US children and adolescents, 1988-2004. Pediatrics. 2008; 121(6): e1604-e1614.
2008 Sugary drinks Research Link
High sucrose intake is associated with poor quality of diet and growth between 13 months and 9 years of age: the special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project
In children aged 13 months to 9 years, long-term low sucrose intake is associated with better nutrient intake and growth than high sucrose intake. Full Citation: Ruottinen S, Niinikoski H, Lagstrom H, et al. High sucrose intake is associated with poor quality of diet and growth between 13 months and 9 years of age: the special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project. Pediatrics. Jun 2008;121(6):e1676-1685.
2008 Sugar Research Link
Fueling the Obesity Epidemic? Artificially Sweetened Beverage Use and Long-Term Weight Gain
Includes a helpful review of the literature on diet beverages and the health effects of artificial sweeteners. Full Citation: Fowler SP, Williams K, Resendez RG, Hunt KJ, Hazuda HP, Stern MP. Fueling the Obesity Epidemic? Artificially Sweetened Beverage Use and Long-term Weight Gain. Obesity. 2008; 16: 1849-1900.
2008 Sugar Research Link
Use of artificial sweeteners and fat-modified foods in weight loss maintainers and always-normal weight individuals
Studies on effective weight loss strategies maintained by weight loss individuals maintaining at least 10% weight loss reveal more use of dietary strategies to accomplish weight loss maintenance, including greater restriction on fat intake, use of fat- and sugar-modified foods, reduced consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and increased consumption of artificially sweetened beverages. Full Citation: Phelan S, Lang W, Jordan D, Wing RR. Use of artificial sweeteners and fat-modified foods in weight loss maintainers and always-normal weight individuals. Int J Obes (Lond). Oct 2009;33(10):1183-1190.
2009 Sugary drinks Research Link
The Negative Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Children’s Health
A research review synthesizing the negative health impacts of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on children. Full citation: Healthy Eating Research. The Negative Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Children’s Health. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 2009.
2009 Sugar Research Link
Bubbling Over: Soda Consumption and Its Link to Obesity in California
This policy brief, produced collaboratively by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, examines soda consumption in California by cities and counties and investigates whether there is an association between soda consumption and the prevalence of overweight and obesity. Full Citation: Babey SH, Jones M, Yu H, Goldstein H. Bubbling Over: Soda Consumption and Its Link to Obesity in California. UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009.
2009 Sugary drinks Research Link
Sweets and sugar-sweetened soft drink intake in childhood in relation to adult BMI and overweight. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in childhood has been found to be directly associated with increased BMI in adulthood for women.  Full Citation: Nissinen K, Mikkila V, Mannisto S, et al. Sweets and sugar-sweetened soft drink intake in childhood in relation to adult BMI and overweight. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Public Health Nutr. Nov 2009; 12(11): 2018-2026.
2009 Sugary drinks Research Link
Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
A 2009 review paper that provides an important summary of sugar's effect on health and cardiovascular disease. Full Citation: Rachel K. Johnson, Lawrence J. Appel, Michael Brands, Barbara V. Howard, Michael Lefevre, Robert H. Lustig, Frank Sacks, Lyn M. Steffen, Judith Wylie-Rosett, and on behalf of the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2009; 120: 1011-1020.  
2009 Sugar Research Link
Are you drinking your teeth away? How soda and sports drinks dissolve enamel
Drinking of acidic beverages (such as sugar-sweetened beverages) lead to dental erosion. Contributing factors include what, how much, when, and how you drink. Full Citation: Buyer DM. Are you drinking your teeth away? How soda and sports drinks dissolve enamel. J Indiana Dent Assoc. Summer 2009;88(2):11-13.
2009 Sugary drinks Reports and Tool Kits Link
The Economic Costs of Overweight, Obesity, and Physical Inactivity Among California Adults -- 2006
This study estimated the cost to California for overweight, obesity, and physical inactivity in 2006 to be $41.2 billion. Of the total costs, $21.0 billion was attributable to overweight and obesity and $20.2 billion was attributable to physical inactivity. Fulll Citation: Chenoweth & Associates, Inc. THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF OVERWEIGHT, OBESITY, AND PHYSICAL INACTIVITY AMONG CALIFORNIA ADULTS — 2006. California Center for Public Health Advocacy. 2009.
2009 Obesity Reports and Tool Kits Link
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and BMI in Children and Adolescents: Reanalyses of a Meta-Analysis
"Overall, our findings, in contrast to those by Forshee et al, clearly suggest a positive association between SSB intake and BMI among children. We believe that the reasons for the discrepant results between Forshee et al and others stem from analytic errors in their meta-analysis." Full Citation: Malik VS, Willett WC, Hu FB. Sugar-sweetened beverages and BMI in children and adolescents: reanalyses of a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009; 89: 438-439.
2009 Sugary drinks Research Link
Beverage Intake of Girls at Age 5 y Predicts Adiposity and Weight Status in Childhood and Adolescence
In a longitudinal study, sugar-sweetened beverage intake was positively associated with adiposity from age 5 y to 15 y. Full Citation: Fiorito LM, Marini M, Francis LA, Smiciklas-Wright, Birch LL. Beverage intake of girls at age 5 y predicts adiposity and weight status in childhood and adolescence. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009; 90: 935-942.
2009 Sugary drinks Research Link
Diabetes of the Liver: The Link Between Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and HFCS-55
"We argue that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS-55) causes increased hepatic triglyceride content and markers of insulin resistance in vitro (test tube environment) and in vivo (living organism environment). Our observations provide evidence for a mechanism by which HFCS-55 may cause hepatic lipogenesis and metabolic dysregulation similar to NAFLD." Full Citation: Collison KS, Saleh SM, Bakheet RH, et al. Diabetes of the liver: The link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and HFCS-55. Obesity. 2009; 17: 2003-2013.
2009 Diabetes, Sugar Research Link

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