Mike Gibney, Professor of Food & Health at University College Dublin and author of Something to Chew On: Challenging Controversies in Food & Health, addresses the studies he believes will be “widely cited as evidence that sugary drinks cause obesity.” His conclusion? It’s wrong to focus all attention on this one category. Rather, let’s be guided by the wisdom of Dolly Parton and simply eat less. All calories count—regardless of source. Check out his blog: “Dolly Parton and the Art of Dieting” for his inside perspective and common sense review of the latest studies and for his basic rules on successful dieting.
Rhona Applebaum is Chief Scientific & Regulatory Officer at The Coca-Cola Company.