Children, adults could see weight gain from drinking juice: study – CTV

Jan. 19, 2024

Fruit juice can be linked to weight gain in children and adults, a review of more than 40 studies concludes.

Children who drank 100 per cent fruit juice each day gained weight(opens in a new tab), researchers from the University of Toronto and Harvard University said in the review published on Tuesday in JAMA Pediatrics.

The findings suggested that children who drank one serving of 100 per cent fruit juice per day had a body mass index increase of 0.03, the review concluded.

Results of the research involving adults were less conclusive, largely because they were conducted in a different way, so they could not be directly compared.

Those behind the review said, however, that it appeared some studies showed a BMI increase of as much as 0.21 in those who regularly drank these types of juice.

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