Resources For Health Professionals

This section includes resources that have been developed for health professionals by the ISA in collaboration with worldwide renowned experts.

With the aim to provide evidence-based scientific information on the use, role and safety of low calorie sweeteners, the ISA booklet entitled 'Low calorie sweeteners: Role and benefits' and the ISA factsheets on low calorie sweeteners' benefits can be downloaded below.

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ISA short booklet 'Low calorie sweeteners: Insights into their use, benefits and role in a healthy diet' (April 2017)

This leaflet has been developed by the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) and aims to provide you with factual, science-based information on low calorie sweeteners, their role and benefits. We hope that it will be a useful resource in which you will find answers to common myths or questions about low calorie sweeteners and insightful information on how they can be used as part of a healthy diet.

It includes an overview of the scientific evidence behind the benefits that low calorie sweeteners can offer, as well as further information related to the history, safety assessment and approval of low calorie sweeteners by regulatory authorities in Europe.

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Infographic - “It’s easy to start with one simple step!”

Infographic - “It’s easy to start with one simple step!”

Developed as part of ISA online campaign in support of World Diabetes Day 2016 and under the umbrella theme “It’s easy to start with one simple step!”, this insightful infographic explains the importance of getting small, everyday choices right in order to help people live a healthier life with diabetes without complications. In line with the overall ISA campaign on this occasion, a key aim of this infographic is also to address in a creative and informative way the key lifestyle and dietary guidelines for people with diabetes, including the role low calorie sweeteners can play in helping manage blood glucose levels as a safe option to enjoy sweet taste without calories and most importantly without affecting blood glucose and insulin.

Download the infographic by clicking here.

More information about this campaign here.

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ISA booklet `Low calorie sweeteners: Role and benefits` (Updated April 2016)

For latest factual information on low calorie sweeteners, their characteristics and the evidence supporting their beneficial contribution to a balanced diet and lifestyle, please download our recently updated booklet entitled ‘Low calorie sweeteners: Role and benefits’.

This resource contains information on:

  • The Development of Sweet Taste
  • The Use and Role of Low Calorie Sweeteners
  • The Safety and Approval of Low Calorie Sweeteners
  • Benefits of Low Calorie Sweeteners for Diet and Health
  • Low Calorie Sweeteners and Special Health Considerations
  • Low calorie sweeteners and healthy lifestyle habits
  • The Characteristics of Low Calorie Sweeteners Commonly Used in Europe

‘Low Calorie Sweeteners: Role and Benefits’ is based on science, with references and contributions from internationally recognised experts, including Professor Andrew Renwick OBE, Dr Adam Drewnowski and Dr Carlo La Vecchia.

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