If soda study is favorable, look for industry $$$

May 14, 2013, MedPage Today

By Kathleen Struck

A review of published studies investigating a possible link between sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity found that studies funded by the beverage industry were likely to find little evidence that sodas and juices fuel obesity.

Among 17 reviews analyzed, four industry-funded studies concluded that the causal relationship between sugary drinks and body weight was weak versus 13 independent studies that concluded the link between sweetened beverages and obesity was well founded. Continue reading