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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.

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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.



Dietary intake and cardiometabolic risk factors in children

Does diet in childhood lead to changes in cardiometabolic risk factors 2 years later?
11 / 04 / 17


What is appropriate upper limit for added sugars consumption?

This paper takes a closer look at the evidence behind recommendations on added sugars consumption?
11 / 04 / 17


Socio-demographic determinants of diet quality in Australian adults

Which groups in Australia have the poorest diet quality?
11 / 04 / 17


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