The videos included in this section are a combination of interviews with
experts in relation to new or upcoming studies about low calorie
sweeteners, outcomes of, and discussions coming from scientific events,
as well as content from ISA activities such as campaigns conducted in
support of World Diabetes Day.
We would like to invite you to watch the videos showcased below for more insightful information about a number of scientific issues such as obesity, diabetes, appetite control food intake, sweet taste, and of course low calorie sweeteners.
Low calorie sweeteners are non-cariogenic ingredients, meaning that they are not broken down by oral bacteria and do not contribute to tooth decay. Used as sugar replacement in foods and beverages, low calorie sweeteners allow people to enjoy sweet-tasting products whilst reducing the risk of dental caries.
Committed to its objective to raise awareness on important health issues, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) supports FDI World Dental Federation this year again, in 2017, in celebrating World Oral Health Day, and in highlighting that good oral hygiene is critical to “Live Mouth Smart”.
In this 3-minute video interview, Prof Anne Raben discusses the impact of low calorie sweeteners on appetite and energy intake and how eventually they affect body weight, based on the available scientific literature and the work conducted by her research team. Prof Raben provides evidence that support the beneficial role of low calorie sweeteners in weight management and further explains why the evidence coming from well-designed randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are very important in nutrition science.
Dr Caomhan Logue outlines in his interview, which was given in the context of the 17th International Congress of Dietetics in September 2016, the public health strategies that can play an important role in obesity and diabetes prevention and management. Food reformulation and the role of low calorie sweeteners in sugar reduction was discussed as one potential public health strategy in the effort to manage obesity and related chronic diseases. Dr Logue also presents in this video his latest research work on low calorie sweeteners and how this work can add value in the science around this field.
Under the umbrella theme “It’s easy to start with one simple step!” this animated video explains the importance of getting small, everyday choices right in order to help people live a healthier life with diabetes without complications. This video also aims to address in a creative and informative way the key lifestyle and dietary guidelines for people with diabetes, including the role low calorie sweeteners can play in helping manage blood glucose levels as a safe option to enjoy sweet taste without calories and most importantly without affecting blood glucose and insulin.
In the context of World Diabetes Day 2016 (WDD 2016), which is celebrated annually on 14 November, Dr Aimilia Papakonstantinou has given an insightful interview about the role of balanced diet and physical activity in diabetes prevention and management. The theme of this year’s WDD is ‘Eyes on diabetes’, and on this basis Dr Papakonstantinou outlines the effect of dietary and lifestyle changes on reducing the risk of diabetes complications such as retinopathy.
With regard to the role of low calorie sweeteners in diabetes, Dr Papakonstantinou suggests that they can be safely consumed by people with diabetes as low calorie sweeteners do not affect blood glucose or insulin levels, based on available human studies.
In the context of World Diabetes Day 2016 (WDD 2016), which is celebrated annually on 14 November, Prof Anne Raben highlights in this video the importance of lifestyle interventions in diabetes management and talks about the Preview Project (acronym of PREVention of diabetes), an international 3-year intervention programme in 2,500 pre-diabetic overweight and obese children and adults. The primary goal of this large multicentre study, which is coordinated by Prof Anne Raben, is to identify the most efficient combination of diet and exercise for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in this population.
In relation to low calorie sweeteners’ role, Prof Raben supports that they can be helpful in helping people, including people with diabetes, to reduce their sugar intake.