Fruit juice and change in BMI: A meta-analysis

Brandon Auerbach, MD, MPH; Fred Wolf, PhD; Abigail Hikida, MD; et al.

Pediatrics March 2017; 139(4): e20162454.

Key Findings: A review of 8 cohort studies, this University of Washington study found no association between 100% fruit juice consumption and weight gain in children older than six years old.  In children ages 1 to 6 years old, fruit juice consumption was associated with a small (but clinically insignificant) amount of weight gain averaging a quarter pound over a one year period.  The scientists noted that more research is needed in this younger age group. Shows 100% juice is not associated with obesity in children.

Fruit juice and change in BMI: A meta-analysis

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