Low Calorie Sweeteners and Health Benefits

With the rates of obesity and diabetes reaching epidemic proportions, low calorie sweeteners can be a useful solution and provide important health benefits while allowing people to enjoy sweetness with practically no calories.

You may read the latest scientific evidence about the health benefits of low calorie sweeteners in weight control, diabetes management and oral health in the following sections.



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Benefits in weight management

A wealth of human studies has repeatedly shown that by reducing the energy intake the consumption of low calorie sweeteners and/ or foods and drinks containing them can help in short- and long-term...

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Benefits for people with diabetes

Low calorie sweeteners do not affect insulin secretion nor blood glucose control and lead to a lower rise in blood sugar levels after meals if consumed instead of sugars. This benefit of low calorie s...

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Benefits for oral health

The beneficial role of low calorie sweeteners in dental health is well established. Reviewing the scientific data in 2011, EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products Nutrition and Allergies concluded that ther...

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