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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Experts point out the importance of study design in research about low calorie sweeteners and obesity

Posted: 17 August 2017

A commentary on the study by Azad et al. Highlights: In a recent publication by Azad et al., claiming that low calorie sweeteners may be linked to increased body weight and cardiometabolic risk, the data from clinical trials do not agree with ou...


What health professionals should know about low calorie sweeteners’ effect on glucose control

Posted: 10 August 2017

A review of the latest scientific evidence Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners do not affect blood glucose or insulin levels. Using low calorie sweeteners in place of sugar and as part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle can be a helpful st...


Higher preference for sweetness not related to obesity according to a new study

Posted: 26 June 2017

Highlights: Obese people have no higher preference for sweet taste than non-obese individuals Children prefer higher concentrations of sweet taste than adults The innate heightened preference for sweetness during childhood has developed through n...


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 April 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 March 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...