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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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...


Why are low calorie sweeteners friendly to oral health?

Posted: 15 March 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 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...


What happens when we consume low calorie sweeteners?

Posted: 25 January 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 January 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 November 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...