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

Posted: 28 February 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...


Consensus statement on the benefits of low calorie sweeteners

Posted: 01 December 2014

A peer review featured in December issue of the Nutrition Bulletin The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is delighted to share a new consensus paper, published in the December issue of Nutrition Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal. Th...


Drinking low calorie sweeteners beverages is associated with a better diet quality and lower energy intake, a new UK study suggests

Posted: 01 March 2016

Following a healthy eating pattern is the new trend in the world of nutrition today and many experts agree it’s time to stop focusing on individual nutrients, and time to start talking about healthy eating patterns overall. A healthy eating...


Emerging scientific news about low calorie sweeteners presented at the greatest scientific event on nutrition globally

Posted: 24 October 2017

Highlights from the 21st International Congress of Nutrition Highlights: Evidence supports low calorie sweeteners’ use as a means to reduce calorie and sugar intake within a balanced dietary pattern, according to a recent Consensus meeting outc...


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...


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...