Not all calories are created equal: Calories from sugar-sweetened drinks cause more weight gain and increase your risk of disease than bread or potatoes

The Daily Mail
by Mary Kekatos

The team of 22 nutrition researchers, who published the paper in Obesity Reviews, highlighted that most Americans consume too many calories.

About 69 percent of US adults are overweight while newly released figures indicate that almost 40 percent are obese.

While consuming too many calories of any food can increase the risk of obesity and other diseases, sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role even compared with calorically-equal amounts of starch.  

...Additionally, not all fats and sugars are the same and the different types found in various foods can either benefit or harm your health, the researchers, who hail from different universities and institutions such as the University of California, Davis; Touro University and Stanford University School of Medicine.

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