New study on low calorie sweetened beverages and weight loss


Posted: 27 May 2014

Exclusive interview with Prof James Hill on new study on low calorie sweetened beverages and weight loss

An important new research, The Effects of Water and Non-Nutritive Sweetened Beverages on Weight Loss During a 12-week Weight Loss Treatment Program, was published today, 27th May, in the journal Obesity. It validates the observation that LNCS beverages used consistently can help people lose weight. The research also suggests that drinking LNCS beverages may help people feel less hungry when trying to lose weight.

The study, led by researcher Prof James Hill, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is the first to directly compare the effects on weight loss of LNCS beverages versus water, providing a new perspective on their role in a healthy diet. It found that subjects who drank LNCS beverages lost 44 percent more weight – an average of 5.95 kg over 12 weeks – than those in the control group who lost an average of 4.09 kg during the same time period.

To learn more about the study, which was funded by a restricted grant from the American Beverage Association, please follow this link to the author’s website.

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Watch the exclusive video interview with leading researcher Prof James Hill on this new study: