Cross-sectional study on positive association between sugar-sweetened softdrinks consumption and body mass index

  • Sílvia Garnica
Keywords: Sugar-sweetened softdrinks, Body mass index, Obesity


Sugar-sweetened softdrinks are by nature a source of energy but there is little evidence from epidemiological studies that they are more obesogenic than any other source of energy. Assertions that sugar-sweetened softdrinks are a disproportionate cause of excess body weight and/or that their avoidance would be effective in preventing weight gain are not well substantiated by the science.