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.
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.
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.
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.