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BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 30;13:898. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-898.

Trends in added sugar supply and consumption in Australia: there is an Australian Paradox.

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School of Molecular Bioscience, Biochemistry Building, G08, The University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, NSW, Australia. jennie.brandmiller@sydney.edu.au.

Abstract

In 2011, Barclay and Brand-Miller reported the observation that trends in refined sugar consumption in Australia were the inverse of trends in overweight and obesity (The Australian Paradox). Rikkers et al. claim that the Australian Paradox is based on incomplete data because the sources utilised did not incorporate estimates for imported processed foods. This assertion is incorrect. Indeed, national nutrition surveys, sugar consumption data from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian beverage industry data all incorporated data on imported products.

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24079329
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PMC3853158
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10.1186/1471-2458-13-898
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