- October 21, 2009
- Calories from beverages: an underestimated dietary target for the prevention/management of obesity/type 2 diabetes?
- By The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk [4:46 min.] [25MB]
- The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk held a symposium on calories from beverages at the 3rd International Congress on Prediabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome in Nice. The symposium was chaired by Drs. Luc Van Gaal and Jean-Pierre Després. Drs. Barry Popkin, George Bray and Frank Hu were the featured speakers and highlighted the fact that worldwide consumption of sweetened beverages has increased significantly in the past decades, playing a role in the increased prevalence of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease.