FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2013—The recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), explores the effect of a product of glucose metabolism—glucose 6 phosphate (G6P)—on heart function. G6P is hardly unique to sugar (sucrose).

“This is a complex and important piece of research,” said Dr. Charles Baker, Chief Scientific Officer at the Sugar Association. “But the idea that this data can be extrapolated into real-world sugar intake is inaccurate. There’s an incredibly dynamic process that takes place when glucose is metabolized in the human body that is lost when you look at organ functions in isolation.”

Further, the study does not involve sugar (sucrose) at all. In fact, the words “sugar” and “sucrose” do not even appear in the researchers’ published article. “It’s unfortunate that the University of Texas press team seems to be using their release to seize on the hype about sugar in an effort to promote this study. The study stands on its own,” said Dr. Baker. “Claiming this data suggests that consumption of sugar is to blame for heart failure is entirely inaccurate and in no way reflects the results of the study.”

More Press Releases

sugar-association logo

New Research Shows Consumers are Looking for Facts on Real Sugar

June 21, 2023

Closing the “sugar information gap” empowers consumers to achieve Real Sugar balance WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Sugar Association released research findings from a consumer survey demonstrating consumers remain interested in knowing where real sugar comes from and how much of it they can eat. “This survey confirms a growing trend of consumers are looking […]

sugar-association logo

Statement by the Sugar Association: USDA/International Dairy Foods Association Healthy School Milk Commitment

April 5, 2023

The Sugar Association (SAI) and its members are committed to helping Americans, including school aged children, achieve a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle through consuming all nutrients – including sugar – in the right amounts.

the sugar association

“Statement by Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association Regarding USDA Proposed Meal Standards”

February 3, 2023

As USDA undertakes its rulemaking for school meals with a focus on obesity reduction, it is important to note that added sugars consumption has actually declined by more than 30% since 2000 while child obesity is up by 45%.

More Press Releases

Stay in Touch

Sign Up