The dilemma of sugar-sweetened beverages

SOURCE: Current Nutrition Reports
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.P.Steyn, N.J.Temple
KEYWORDS: FAST FOOD INTAKE, NUTRITION, OBESITY, SUGAR INTAKE, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7872

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Abstract

Much recent evidence has shown that sugar-sweetened beverages are of serious concern in the etiology of obesity and diabetes and possible cardiovascular diseases. While the great bulk of the evidence comes from highly developed countries, the problem may be even greater in low-income and middle-income countries where urbanization is having dramatic effects on diet towards a fast-food culture.