It’s a pleasure to be here again and I want to thank the organizers I guess of which I happen to be one with Sir Roland and the others for inviting me to present it’s always a pleasure to come share our work in this area we have a number of updates so I’ve changed the title because I want to.
Focus more on the role of sugars within the.
Context of healthy dietary pattern and I think this gets very nicely that’s the discussion.
We’re having around the importance of food matrix in food form the dietary pattern in which the sugars are consumed and that’s what I’m going to try to focus on here and try to get to some of those those some of those questions with some of the data we have but I will touch the very end on a project we’re doing sugar sweetened beverage reduction trial using low calorie sweeteners in water so there will be a bit.
Of a low calorie sweetener element toward the end but I think that the sugars is the more important element here is it’s a carbohydrate so.
Those are my disclosures I think we talked about sugars I need to get my disclosures so I put in read those ones I think that are relevant related to guidelines were issuing guidance on sugar reduction as well as some of the research support and other fees that relate to sugars and that I always embarrassed my.
Wife she’s not here so I can do it by indicate that she’s my most important conflict of interest because she were extremely for Canada so I share a pillow with.
Industry so I mean I think and Walt professor Willett set this up very nicely that.
I think carbohydrates have become the dominant public health concern and in particular I think sugars have become the dominant public health concern and relates to fructose a very fructose centric view if you like of cardio metabolic disease and this is just a sampling of some of the popular media and some of the social media but in particularly popular media and the mainstream media and in particular some important framers of that news such as the London Financial Times.
New York Times and so on National Geographic number.
Of documentary films which I think have brought this forward but taking it to a further extreme I think where we start to get a bit uncomfortable and this is the concern when we focus on sugars is that maybe we start to question fruit and fruit juice and so and other forms of fruit and this is just to give you an example so Gary toh Hobbs and promoting his.
Book did an interview this is not in the book but it wasn’t during an interview he did which is on Vox which I have the it’s cut off but there is a reference for that.
Where he says even an apple a day may not be a good thing so an apple a day may not keep the doctor away and may bring the doctor to you and the International Diabetes Federation which in their.
Sugar statement suggested revision of healthy eating guidelines to reduce consumption of foods with naturally high sugar content example certain fruits and fruit juices so I think taken to.
Extreme we start to start to question things like fruit maybe whole-grain sources which happen.
To have some sugars or yogurt or receive.
Some protective associations despite being sweetened and I think one of the concerns is do we.