Providing the scientific facts about sugar and health
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 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 by Sugar Australia 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.

RESEARCH UPDATES

 

Added sugar intake and mortality

High and low sugar intakes are associated with increased risk, and risk varies according to food source 

08/04/19


Free sugars intake among Australian children

An analysis of free sugars intake, sources and determinants of high consumption among 2 year olds from the SMILE cohort 

08/04/19

Effect of a low free sugar diet on NAFLD

Low sugar diets could be a therapeutic tool in the management of NAFLD 

08/04/19

 
 

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