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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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...


New studies refute the hypotheses that low calorie sweeteners can affect gut function or cause weight gain

Posted: 12 Jan 2017

Following realistic and small changes in your dietary and lifestyle habits, like replacing sugar with low calorie sweeteners in food and beverages, is a smart way to work on reversing that holiday weight gain. However, from time to time you may read ...


Five reasons why low calorie sweeteners can be a helpful tool in diabetes

Posted: 14 Nov 2016

Based on latest scientific evidence Low calorie sweeteners are highly valued and used by people with diabetes, and there are at least five good reasons for doing so. The dietary recommendations for diabetes management include monitoring carbohydrate...


Sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer: New review of the scientific evidence is consistent with regulatory decisions

Posted: 27 Sep 2016

A new comprehensive systematic review, published in September 2016 by Berry et al. in Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, reviewed all the available evidence and studies testing the safety and carcinogenicity of sucralose and confirmed th...


Sucralose consumption does not cause increases in appetite or food intake and can be an effective tool in reducing energy intake for weight management

Posted: 15 Jul 2016

ISA response to the study by Wang et al. entitled “Sucralose promotes food intake through NPY and a neuronal fasting response”. Contrary to claims by Wang et al., made in relationship to a new study which focuses on investigations in fruit flie...


Low calorie sweeteners can help people meet the dietary guidelines

Posted: 22 Apr 2016

Enjoy sweet taste in your EatWell diet: Establishing new food-based dietary guidelines is not just a worldwide trend, but also a need to move into a more holistic dietary approach. More specifically, the food-based dietary guidelines recognise that ...