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.