Low calorie sweeteners do not affect glucose control nor increase diabetes risk

Posted: 14 September 2017

Study findings presented at EASD annual meeting by Young et al. are not supported by a number of earlier studies by the same research group In response to a Press Release1 issued in light of the presentation of a new study by Young et al. at the 5...


Current evidence supports low calorie sweeteners’ use as part of a helpful strategy in managing a “sweet tooth” and childhood adiposity

Posted: 13 September 2017

ISA comments in response to a review paper by Sylvetsky et al Having reviewed the publication by Sylvetsky et al.1 about the potential implications for low calorie sweetener use in children, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) would like ...


High quality research consistently shows benefits of low calorie sweeteners’ use in weight control

Posted: 17 July 2017

ISA statement in response to Azad et al study The conclusions of a new systematic review by Azad et al.1 that low calorie sweeteners might be linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease on the basis of findings from observational c...


Drinking diet beverages in pregnancy does not lead to increased child obesity risk

Posted: 07 June 2017

ISA statement in response to Zhu et al., NIH study Low calorie sweeteners can be consumed by pregnant women, with or without gestational diabetes, to help them reduce overall calorie and sugar intake without increasing the risk of obesity later in ...


EFSA reaffirms sucralose safety, dismissing allegations of the Ramazzini Institute

Posted: 08 May 2017

Brussels, 8 May 2017 - The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) welcomes the publication of the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)1, which reconfirms sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer. Following their sc...


No plausible mechanism to explain a potential association between diet drinks consumption and stroke or dementia

Posted: 21 April 2017

ISA statement in response to Pase et al. observational study and AHA Press Release Having reviewed this paper by Pase et al.1, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) highlights that this is yet another observational study providing no convin...