DRINK trial concludes drinking artificially sweetened beverages reduces weight gain in normal weight children

The NEJM recently published a clinical trial that concluded that replacement of sugar containing   beverages with a sugar free, artificially sweetened beverage significantly reduced weight gain and body fat gain in healthy children. Observational studies in the past haveassociated artificial sweeteners with weight gain. In addition, the journal has also published other papers regarding weight and soft drinks. What are your thoughts about artificially sweetened beverages? Do you feel comfortable recommending them to parents?

For more information please see abstract in NEJM.

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