With so much information related to food and health in the literature and media, it is often difficult to decipher study results and tell fact from fiction. For example, is sugar consumption associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or weight gain? Not all levels of evidence are in agreement. Meta-analyses of prospective cohort studies offer the highest quality of evidence in nutrition and health, and must be considered when evaluating whether there is valid evidence to support such claims.
We’ve reviewed the literature, focusing on the highest levels of evidence, on relevant health topics related to sugars consumption:
- Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption
- Appetite and Food Intake
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Dental Health
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Liver Health
- Overweight and Obesity
- Physical Activity
For further reading on each of these topics, please refer to the Scientific References page.