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.

Dietary and lifestyle changes can make a big difference in diabetes prevention and management

An interview with Dr Aimilia Papakonstantinou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece


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.

Dietary changes, including low calorie sweeteners use, have an important role in diabetes control

An interview with Dr Caomhan Logue, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK


In the context of World Diabetes Day 2016 (WDD 2016), which is celebrated annually on 14 November, Dr Caomhan Logue summarises the dietary and lifestyle principles that can help people with diabetes in achieving good glycaemic control. Dr Logue also highlights the integral role of dietitians in helping people with diabetes to manage their blood glucose levels more effectively by translating the scientific evidence and communicating that to the public, as well as helping people with diabetes in adopting healthier behaviours.

In his role also as a dietitian, Dr Logue supports that low calorie sweeteners can help people with diabetes to reduce the sugar and energy intake while maintaining the palatability of the diet, and therefore suggests that low calorie sweeteners can be included as an option in an individualised diet for people with diabetes.

Do low calorie sweeteners have a role in weight control?

An interview with Dr John Sievenpiper, University of Toronto, Canada


On the occasion of the 24th European Congress on Obesity in May 2017, in Porto, Dr John Sievenpiper presented an overview of the existing high quality evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), including latest research data on low calorie sweeteners' role in weight control. In this interview, Dr Sievenpiper tells us more about the motivations behind the network meta-analysis on low calorie sweeteners' effect on weight loss conducted very recently.

Don't miss ISA symposium at ECO2017

ISA video teaser for ECO 2017, 17-20 May, Porto


The role of low calorie sweeteners in diabetes and weight management has been the subject of a large number of research studies of the last decades, and has attracted the interest of the scientific community and health professionals. Recognising the increased interest in this field, while also being committed to our objective to communicate evidence-based new and existing research, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) proudly presents the ISA-supported symposium at ECO 2017, on Friday, 19th May, 13.15-14.45, and entitled ‘Low calorie sweeteners’ effects on energy intake and diabetes, and psychological determinants of consumption behaviour: What the latest evidence shows.

Read more about ISA participation to ECO2017 clicking here.

European Congress on Obesity (ECO) 2017, Porto

Summary video on ISA scientific programme at ECO 2017


The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is delighted to have participated to the European Congress on Obesity (ECO), organised by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) from 17th to 20th May 2017 in Porto, Portugal. ISA activities at ECO2017 included the ISA sponsored symposium with renowned experts who presented latest research on low calorie sweeteners and the ISA information booth in the exhibition area of ECO 2017 during the whole duration of the congress. More information about ISA scientific programme at ECO2017: /category/16/event/223/24th-european-congress-on-obesity

Healthy diet and lifestyle tips

Tackling obesity together for European Obesity Day 2017


The ISA supports European Obesity Day 2017 in collaboration with CNAO - Being a complex and multi-factorial problem, obesity can only be managed if multiple stakeholders unite their forces in ‘tacking obesity together’. Always committed to further initiatives targeting the obesity epidemic, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) joins the Collectif National des Associations d’Obèses (CNAO – French association for the obese patients) in supporting the European Obesity Day on 20th May, with the development of two dedicated animated videos to help raise awareness about this emerging public health concern: this video is about how to prevent obesity and how to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle.