This analysis investigated the effects of repeated exposure to sweet versus non-sweet beverages on subsequent intakes of other sweet foods, using the data published in Appleton & Blundell, Physiol Behav, 2007;92:479–486. No evidence for an increase in sweet food intakes following sweet versus non-sweet beverage consumption was found. Some evidence was found for lower sweet food and lower sugar intakes following the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but these effects may have resulted from the specific test foods used, and did not result in lower sugar intakes when sugars from the beverages and test foods were combined.

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This work was supported by the IAFNS Low-Calorie Sweeteners Committee.