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from Australian and New Zealand experts.

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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.



Sugars, obesity, and cardiovascular disease: results from recent RCTs

This review of RCTs examines the controversial relationship between sugar consumption and health.
06 / 09 / 16

Desire for sweet taste unchanged after eating: evidence of a dessert mentality?

This study proves the desire for sweetness really does persist more than other tastes; the dessert stomach is real!
06 / 09 / 16


Nutritional ecology and human health

This paper from The Charles Perkins Centre introduces the revolutionary concept of ‘nutritional geometry’ that represents more than 20 years research.
06 / 09 / 16


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