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Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.


Is sugar innocent?

February 8th, 2014

Episode 21 of 161 episodes

Research by two of Australia’s leading nutritionists has found no connection between our consumption of added sugar in foods & drinks and our obesity crisis. The food & drink industry uses the research to campaign against a sugar tax. But persistent criticism of the findings has forced Sydney University to open an inquiry. Wendy Carlisle investigates. UPDATE: Soft Drink study ignores fast-growing Frozen Coke market

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