In response to “Does diet-beverage intake affect dietary consumption patterns? Results from the Choose Healthy Options Consciously Everyday (CHOICE) randomized clinical trial,” a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:


“This study confirms that diet beverages can be an important tool in helping reduce calories and directly counters the illogical assertion that drinking diet beverages causes people to eat more or to want sweet foods and beverages. 

Our industry offers consumers a wide range of beverage options, many of which are low- or no-calorie.  In fact, about 45 percent of all non-alcoholic beverages purchased today have zero calories.”

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The American Beverage Association is the trade association representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States.  For more information on ABA, please visit the association’s Web site at or call the ABA communications team at (202) 463-6770.