This section will provide you with useful insight from scientific experts on the role and benefits of low calorie sweeteners and their role in our diet.

Please click on the links below to read interesting pieces of opinion articles, commentaries and interviews with expert on specific topics, ranging from safety to the benefits of low calorie sweeteners in weight management and diabetes.

Low calorie sweeteners’ safety, use and benefits explained by experts

Posted: 12 April 2019

Take-home messages from the Ibero-American Nutrition Foundation webinar - Highlights: Sweetness liking is innate and decreases from childhood into adulthood; Low calorie sweeteners are added instead of sugar in foods and drinks in order to provide...


Low calorie sweeteners in diabetes: Doctors explain their role in glucose control

Posted: 22 March 2019

Science news from the ISA sessions at the 31st National Congress of the Mexican Diabetes Federation - Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners are safe and people with diabetes can have benefits from their use as sugar substitutes; Blood glucose levels ...


Emerging research about low calorie sweeteners. A Conference review (part 2)

Author(s): Vicky Pyrogianni, MSc, Dietitian – Nutritionist, Scientific Director, ISA | Posted: 09 November 2018

What new came out of the ISA Conference in 2018 - Key remarks: Consumers use low calorie sweetened products to control food cravings and to reduce calorie intake while dieting, which potentially explains how low calorie sweeteners can help in weight...


What do we know about low calorie sweeteners? A Conference review (part 1)

Author(s): Vicky Pyrogianni, MSc, Dietitian – Nutritionist, Scientific Director, ISA | Posted: 08 November 2018

Take-home scientific outcomes for health-care professionals from the ISA Conference in 2018 - Key speakers’ remarks: Low calorie sweeteners can be part of the toolbox along with other strategies in dealing with obesity and diabetes;...


What do we know about sweetness preference?

Posted: 03 October 2018

Science news from the EFAD Conference 2018 - Highlights: Human preference for sweet taste is innate and universal. Liking for sweetness is intense during childhood and decreases to adolescence and into adulthood, but our appetite for sweetness...


Low calorie sweeteners are safe and can bring benefits in weight and glucose control

Posted: 27 September 2018

Science news from FELANPE 2018 Congress - Highlights: The safety of low calorie sweeteners has been thoroughly studied and consistently confirmed by numerous regulatory food safety authorities at a national and international level. The use of low ...