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Reducing dietary sugar levels can be key to fighting obesity epidemic
Reducing dietary sugar levels can be key to fighting obesity epidemic

(January 18, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From New Zealand – Reducing levels of sugar in the diet can greatly impact body weight, according to a report published in the BMJ. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis covering 71 studies regarding sugar intake and body weight. They found that advice to reduce sugar intake resulted in a .8 kg reduction in body weight over an 8 month period, while advice to increase sugar intake resulted in a .75 kg increase in weight. Though the numbers are small, the researchers believe that this parallel effect indicates that sugar intake reduction can play a major part in addressing the obesity epidemic.

 
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