Investigating the role of Sugars in the Risk of Obesity

Obesity is a major public health concern and sugar intake has been put in the spotlight as a possible key driver of the obesity epidemic. Much of the evidence is confounded by increased energy intake and is mainly focused on sugar-sweetened beverages. However, other sugar-containing foods like fruit, yogurt and high fibre breakfast cereals may not have the harmful effects associated with sugars. Therefore, we would like to conduct analyses using published data to determine whether there is an effect of sugar intake on body weight regardless of the amount of energy consumed and whether the effect varies depending on different food sources of sugar.

Faculty Supervisor:

John Sievenpiper


Laura Chiavaroli


Canadian Sugar Institute


Food science


Medical devices




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