Interesting new study published in JAMA: Association of Low- and No-Calorie Sweetened Beverages as a Replacement for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages With Body Weight and Cardiometabolic Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | Cardiology | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

Problem: Are low- and no-calorie sweetened beverages (LNCSBs) as the intended substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) associated with improved body weight and cardiometabolic risk factors similar to water replacement?

Findings: In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 randomized clinical trials, LNCSBs as a substitute for SSBs were associated with reduced body weight, body mass index, percentage of body fat, and intrahepatocellular lipid, providing benefits that were similar to those of water, the standard-of-care substitution.