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

 

Determinants of knowledge and attitudes and sugar intake among adults: A systematic review

There is much left to learn about how our knowledge and attitudes about sugar influence our intake
14/11/18

Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and dietary fructose in relation to gout and hyperuricemia

Does drinking sugar sweetened beverages increase the risk of gout?
14/11/18

Cross-sectional survey of the amount of sugar and energy in cakes and biscuits for sale in the UK 

How much sugar is in cakes and biscuits? It varies widely according to a UK survey.
14/11/18

 
 

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