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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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...


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...


Low calorie sweeteners are more likely to be used by dieters as a strategy for successful weight management

Posted: 30 March 2016

People trying to lose weight always look for the most effective dietary tools to make the most of their effort, as weight loss can be a challenging undertaking. Searching online for diet tips can result in millions of controversial and unre...


Low calorie sweeteners can help people meet the dietary guidelines

Posted: 22 April 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 ...


Low calorie sweeteners may help satisfy our sweet tooth

Posted: 30 November 2017

Based on scientific evidence examined in a new review paper. Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners’ consumption may have to some extent the advantage of satisfying desire for sweetness, according to scientific evidence to date. The reduced energ...


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...