James & Kerr(2005)也进行了类似的研究。这项研究旨在了解儿童肥胖是一个全球性的问题，因此与帕潘德里欧等人(2013年)的研究相比，有了更广泛的样本。James & Kerr(2005)的研究试图了解软饮料的消费是如何导致肥胖的，并通过三个独立的美国研究确定了这一点。这项研究的重点是儿童、成年妇女和英国的一项基于学校的倡议。第一项研究表明，高热量的含糖饮料的儿童体重增加的可能性更大，因为这些饮料摄入的能量更高。在年轻人的情况下，它会导致过度摄入糖，这可能会导致他们成为一个糖尿病前的国家。在英国学校的最后一项研究中，采取了一些措施来控制这种含糖饮料，他们认为这样的措施可以帮助阻止肥胖问题。现在这项研究工作对突出问题的根源很有用，可能是与问题相关的负面影响，最后是解决问题的方法。研究讨论课的目的是这样做。首先，研究表明，含糖饮料是儿童肥胖的罪魁祸首。其次，在儿童和成人长大成人的过程中，提出了儿童肥胖问题，并根据研究工作的建议，提出了解决儿童肥胖问题的建议。
A similar study was conducted by James & Kerr (2005). The study aimed to understand childhood obesity as a global problem and hence had a more expanded sample compared to the study of Papandreou et al., (2013). The study of James & Kerr (2005) attempted to understand how consumption of soft drinks will result in obesity, and established that through three separate American studies. The studies focused on children, adult women, and a school based initiative in the United Kingdom. The first of the study established that children consuming high amounts of artificially sweetened sugary drinks would be more likely to gain weight because of the higher energy intake that those drinks resulted in. In the case of young adults, it would result in over consumption of sugar which in time could lead them to a pre-diabetic state. In the final study on the United Kingdom school, where initiatives were undertaken to control such sugary drinks, it was established that such initiatives could help stop the obesity problem. Now this research work was useful in highlighting the source of the problem, what could potentially be the adverse effects associated with the problem and finally a way to handle the problem. The research discussion section aims to do the same. Firstly, the research establishing sugary drinks as a strong culprit in child obesity is presented. Secondly, what childhood obesity could do the child and the adult as they grow up is presented, and finally based on research works recommendations are made for combating the childhood obesity problem.