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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.



Sickeningly sweet: does sugar cause chronic disease?

It’s often said that sugar causes metabolic disease but is there good evidence for this?
11 / 10 / 16

Changes in food intake in Australia: Comparing the 1995 and 2011 National Nutrition Survey Results

How has the Australian diet changed over the past twenty years? The CSIRO discovered the news isn’t all bad
11 / 10 / 16


Child oral health in migrant families: a cross-sectional study

This cross sectional analysis of caries data from a sample of 630 1-4 year old children of migrant families.
11 / 10 / 16


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