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The Sugar Research Advisory Service (SRAS) aims to provide an evidence-based view on the role of carbohydrates, and particularly sugars, in nutrition and health.

The SRAS provides the latest scientific research and evidence based resources for health care professionals.

Information provided on this site is developed and reviewed by experts in nutrition, food technology and health.

The SRAS is funded through the Australian Sugar Industry Alliance (ASA) and New Zealand Sugar.

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SSB consumption in young children

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption has been linked to obesity. The analysis looks at what correlates are associated with high SSB intake in young children.
11 / 06 / 15

Carbohydrates and risk of stroke

Meta-analysis of the impact of carbohydrate intake, glycemic index and glycemic load on stroke.
29 / 10 / 15


Patient perceptions in type 2 diabetes

The objective of this qualitative study was to explore patients’ understanding of carbohydrates and their beliefs around the role of carbohydrates in the dietary management of type 2 diabetes.
14 / 04 / 15


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