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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.



Fruit juice and change in BMI: a meta-analysis

Drinking pure fruit juice appears not to be associated with significant weight gain in children.
13 / 06 / 17


Low carbohydrate, high fat diet impairs exercise economy

Research led by Professor Louise Burke from the Australian Institute of Sport has shown the low carb diet comes at a performance cost.
13 / 06 / 17


Sugary beverage intake and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

More than one sugary beverage daily is associated with markers of preclinical Alzheimers in the Framingham cohort study.
13 / 06 / 17


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