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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New clinical trial on the effects of low calorie sweetened beverages on body weight

Posted: 01 January 2016

Being a successful “loser”, when it comes to weight loss and maintenance, is not exactly an easy task. Losing weight is hard already, but keeping the lost weight off is the biggest challenge. A number of epidemiological and clinical studies...


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 ...


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...


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 poses no safety concern for consumers

Posted: 08 May 2017

What you need to know about EFSA opinion on Ramazzini Institute sucralose study It comes as no surprise that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejects the findings of another questionable study performed by the Ramazzini Institute and, as ex...


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...