Providing the scientific facts about sugar and health
from Australian and New Zealand experts.

Learn about the basics of sugars

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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

 

The effect of sugar-sweetened beverage front-of-pack labels on drink selection, health knowledge and awareness

Can front-of-pack labels steer people away from sugary drinks to healthier alternatives?
20/08/18

Saturated fat more harmful to the liver than unsaturated fat or sugars

Which is more metabolically harmful: saturated fat or sugars?
20/08/18

The Seven Countries Study: Nutrients, food patterns and coronary heart disease mortality rates. 

Mediterranean and Japanese diets were protective against CHD, while sweet foods increased risk. 
20/08/18

 
 

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