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Special Issue "Consumption of Sugar and Impact on Overweight"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2017).
The purpose of this Special Issue on “Consumption of Sugar and Impact on Overweight” is four-fold: 1) to evaluate the impact of longitudinal changes in sugar intake on adiposity and related metabolic risk factors in children and adults; 2) to assess how early life exposure to sugar intake impacts adiposity and growth in offspring; 3) to assess how increases in artificial sweetened products impact obesity and metabolic health; and 4) to examine and identify successful strategies leading to the decline in sugar intake. Sugar intake has consistently been linked to increases in obesity, type 2 diabetes and other cardiometabolic disease, in both child and adult populations. However, national data over the past decade suggests that sugar intake is slowly declining; thus, understanding how this decline in sugar intake impacts obesity and related metabolic risk factors is warranted. Coincidentally, artificial sweetened products and beverages have been on the rise, particularly in child populations, so there is a need to understand how the shift to artificial sweetened products impact obesity and related diseases. In addition, identifying factors and strategies that have been successful at decreasing sugar intake would be useful in informing future intervention and policy work.
Jaimie Davis, PhD, RD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
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- Sugar sweetened beverages
- artificial sweetened products
- added sugar
- metabolic disease risk