Scientific evidence about sugars, nutriton and health

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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.

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

 

Environmental interventions to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages 

What interventions can reduce consumption of sugar drinks?

28/08/19


Impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on purchases and dietary intake

Do taxes work to reduce sugary drink consumption?

28/08/19


Ultra-processed diets cause excess calorie intake and weight gain

Does a diet of ultra-processed foods encourage overeating and weight gain?

28/08/19

 
 

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Frequently asked questions

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