Health professionals' understanding of added sugars consumption in relation to key nutrition issues in Canada

April 22, 2014 - Media articles often report that added sugars consumption in Canada is increasing and contributing to rising obesity rates. However, Statistics Canada data indicates that added 'sugars and syrups' (sucrose, maple sugars, honey) intake has been declining over the past 4 decades.

Review of WHO "Draft guidelines on free sugars released for public consultation, 5 March 2014"

March 31, 2014 - On March 5, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) released its draft guidance on sugars intake.

Fructose in isocaloric exchange for other carbohydrate does not raise postprandial triglycerides

January 01, 2014 - Pooled analyses show that fructose in isocaloric exchange for other carbohydrate does not increase postprandial triglycerides, although an effect cannot be excluded under all conditions. Fructose providing excess energy does increase postprandial triglycerides. Larger, longer, and higher-quality trials are needed.

The not so toxic truth about sugar

October 01, 2013 - Sugar has been a part of the human diet for centuries but recently there has been a shift in people's perceptions of sugar, particularly in its relationship to weight and health. A lot of this is due to misinformation and unfounded claims about sugar that are often expressed in the media.

Sugar claims on foods: health professionals' understanding compared to marketplace practice

September 01, 2013 - Nutrition claims on foods are meant to help consumers make informed dietary choices. However, for sugar claims to be meaningful, comparative reductions in calories are required.

Diets higher in fats are lower in sugars – ‘sugar-fat seesaw’

July 05, 2013 - New research shows why it might be unrealistic to cut both fats and sugars from your diet at the same time.

Nutrition Misconceptions – The role of the media and the researchers: Sugar – a case study

May 31, 2013 - Dr. Brisbois and Dr. John Sievenpiper were the speakers. Dr. Brisbois presented sugars consumption data in Canada and introduced some media headlines that pertain to common misconceptions about sugar.

Sugar and metabolic health – a systematic review of human intervention studies

May 22, 2013 - The effects of sucrose on metabolic health: a systematic review of human intervention studies in healthy adults.

CSI presented at the Student & Trainee Symposium at the Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting

May 06, 2013 - The Canadian Sugar Institute's Manager of Nutrition and Scientific Affairs, Dr. Tristin Brisbois, presented at the 2013 professional development Student & Trainee Symposium

Sugar is NOT toxic: Scientific perspectives on an unfounded hypothesis

January 07, 2013 - Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, has garnered significant media and public attention by promoting his controversial view that sugar (or more specifically fructose) is "toxic" and responsible for obesity and other serious chronic diseases.

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