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The Sugar Research Advisory Service (SRAS) aims to provide an evidence-based view on the role of carbohydrates, and particularly sugar, 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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All carbohydrates will be converted to glucose, which is the body's most efficient source of energy for organs and muscles.



Low sugar nutrition policies and dental caries

Does a healthy food policy in a school improve children’s dental health?
07 / 03 / 17


Effects of free sugars on blood pressure and lipids

Are free sugars bad for the heart? And how do they compare with ‘complex carbohydrates’?
07 / 03 / 17


Sweet taste perception and its association with Body Mass Index

Is a ‘sweet tooth’ a risk factor for developing obesity in teenagers?
07 / 03 / 17


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