In this section you may find the latest news around low calorie sweeteners research in relation to their safety and benefits in weight management, diabetes and oral health, or their role in a balanced diet.

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Sucralose poses no safety concern for consumers

Posted: 08 May 2017

What you need to know about EFSA opinion on Ramazzini Institute sucralose study It comes as no surprise that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejects the findings of another questionable study performed by the Ramazzini Institute and, as ex...


Low calorie sweeteners provide great opportunities for food reformulation

Posted: 05 Apr 2017

It is not a surprise that sugar reduction has so often been in the news headlines over the last couple of years. It has emerged as a key nutrition policy issue in the effort to halt the obesity epidemic, with scientific and medical organisations arou...


Evidence versus theories on low calorie sweeteners’ science

Posted: 27 Mar 2017

Premature conclusions from isolated studies may lead to biased hypotheses in nutrition science When it comes to nutrition science, isolated study findings cannot be generalised and interpreted as final evidence. This is perhaps the most important ta...


Why are low calorie sweeteners friendly to oral health?

Posted: 15 Mar 2017

ISA supports World Dental Federation in raising awareness about good oral hygiene practice in light of World Oral Health Day Caring about oral health is crucial when we know that oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated toot...


ADA’s 2017 guidelines support the beneficial role of low calorie sweeteners in diabetes management

Posted: 28 Feb 2017

Over the last 25 years, the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes”1 remain a reference point in diabetes management, as they are updated annually, aiming to provide clinicians, patients and researchers with th...


What happens when we consume low calorie sweeteners?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017

A new review explains how they are metabolised Low calorie sweeteners are well known for their most important benefit - providing sweet taste to food and drinks with no, or virtually no, calories. While this feature is common to all low calorie swee...