B3921 - Sugar Sweetened Beverages and adiposity - 04/11/2021

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
David Benton | Swansea Univeristy (United Kingdom)
DR Hayley Yound
Title of project: 
Sugar Sweetened Beverages and adiposity
Proposal summary: 

It has been repeated suggested that drinking sugar sweetened drinks is a major risk factor for obesity. The role of pure fruit is controversial as although it contains natural sugar it also provides beneficial polyphenosl and vitamin C. The project will compare the drinking sugar sweetened drinks, sugar sweetened fruit containing drinks and pure fruit juice by the mother during pregnancy and during the firts year of age. The effects on the weight gain during the first ten years of life will be examined.

Impact of research: 
Will answer the question whether fruit juice should be viewed in a similar way to sugar sweetened beverages
Date proposal received: 
Monday, 1 November, 2021
Date proposal approved: 
Thursday, 4 November, 2021
Developmental biology, Obesity, Statistical methods, Cohort studies - attrition, bias, participant engagement, ethics