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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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Carbohydrates are the body's most efficient source of glucose for the brain.



Replacing Sugar Sweetened Beverages with Water

Modeling the Effect of Replacing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption with Water on Energy Intake, HBI Score, and Obesity Prevalence.
08 / 08 / 16

Global trends in BMI

Trends in adult BMI across 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants.
27 / 07 / 16


A review of low-carbohydrate diets in type 2 diabetes

This critical review assessed nine meta-analyses for differences in weight loss and metabolic markers between normal and low-carb diets in type II diabetics.
29 / 06 / 16


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