Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Carbohydrate Nutrition News


July 13, 2022 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Declining Trend in Estimated Sugars Consumption in Canada Continues

Two recent data analyses provide new estimates and trends in sugars consumption in the Canadian population....

May 4, 2022 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Reading Food Labels: New Information on Sugars

Health Canada has made several changes to the Nutrition Facts table and the List of Ingredients, which you may now be seeing on packaged food labels. This includes the way that sugars information is communicated....

February 22, 2022 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

How Much Sugars Are Canadian Children and Adolescents Consuming?

A new study published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism provides the first detailed analyses of macro- and micro-nutrient intakes among Canadian children (2-8 years) and adolescents (9-18 years) stratified by different intakes of total sugars....

January 6, 2022 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New Fact Sheet: Effect of Fructose-Containing Sugars on Metabolic Disease Risk Factors

The dietitians and nutrition researchers at the Canadian Sugar Institute are pleased to share a new fact sheet, “Effect of Fructose-Containing Sugars on Metabolic Disease Risk Factors”, summarizing results of a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses (SRMAs) conducted by leading experts in the field from the University of Toronto....

November 29, 2021 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Sugars and the Immune System: A Review of the Evidence

CSI is pleased to share new content discussing the current research on Sugars and Immune Function, with a focus on how the foods we eat and different dietary components, including sugars, may impact our body’s immune system....

October 20, 2021 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Upcoming Webinars on Sugars

The dietitians and nutrition researchers at the Canadian Sugar Institute are pleased to share two upcoming free webinars that provide insights into current issues and the science on sugars....

September 27, 2021 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Consumer Perceptions of Sugars and Sweeteners: A Summary of Recent Consumer Surveys

Several Canadian and US organizations and independent researchers have conducted consumer-based surveys to obtain a deeper understanding of their overall eating patterns, purchasing decisions, as well as perceptions towards sugars, and sweeteners....

August 30, 2021 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New – Second Video Series: How to Read Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses with a Critical Eye

CSI is pleased to share the second series of SRMA educational videos presented by Dr. Laura Chiavaroli (University of Toronto), providing a hands-on experience to critically review and evaluate a SRMA. This series builds on Series 1 and will guide viewers through an interactive exercise to apply knowledge and skills....

July 14, 2021 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Updates on estimated added sugars consumption in Canada

On May 31, 2021, Statistics Canada released loss-adjusted food availability data for 2020 (CANSIM), including updated data on sugars, syrups, and soft drinks, which is collected annually. The estimated per capita added sugars consumption in Canada was estimated at 11% of energy intake in 2020....

May 14, 2021 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Sugars and the Gut Microbiome: A Review of the Evidence

CSI is pleased to share new website content discussing the current research on Sugars and the Gut Microbiome, which has been reviewed by an expert in the field Dr. Elena Comelli, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto). ...