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...


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

Posted: 27 September 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 July 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 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 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...


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...