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Question

What is the relationship between added sugars consumption during pregnancy and gestational weight gain?

Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review

Subcommittee
Beverages and Added Sugars Subcommittee

Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review will be conducted. The protocol provides the: 

  • Analytic framework, 
  • Literature search and screening plan, and 
  • Literature search and screening results. 

For this question, added sugars are sugars that are either added during the processing of foods, or are packaged as such (e.g., a bag of sugar). Added sugars include sugars (free, mono- and disaccharides), sugars from syrups and honey, and sugars from concentrated fruit or vegetable juices that are in excess of what would be expected from the same volume of 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice of the same type. (Studies that use a different definition of added sugars will also be considered.) In addition, outcomes include gestational weight gain and weight gain in relationship to weight gain recommendations, based on pre-pregnancy body mass index.

For additional details, see the full protocol for the question, what is the relationship between added sugars consumption during pregnancy and gestational weight gain? This protocol is up-to-date as of: 10/22/2019.

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Draft Conclusion
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