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Sugars & health

Sugars' role in health and nutrition

This section of our website provides evidence-based, scientific information on sugars' role in health and nutrition. The scientific evidence for health topics such as obesity, diabetes, addiction and heart disease is explored, focusing on evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analyses of human studies (the highest quality of evidence in nutrition and health).

We aim to identify where the scientific consensus is, and where the gaps in scientific knowledge are.