Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2012, epub DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1203034
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Date of publication: 21st September, 2012.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This randomized trial, conducted over 18 months, saw participants receive either 250ml per day sugar-free, artificially sweetened beverage or a similar sugar-containing beverage. Results showed that masked replacements for sugar-containing beverages with non-calorific beverages reduced weight gain and fat accumulation in the normal weight children participating in this study.
Length of publication: 10 pages.