Low/no calorie sweeteners presence in foods is clearly labelled

ISA statement in response to the Sugar Association’s petition to FDA regarding the labelling of low/no calorie sweeteners Brussels, 23rd June 2020: The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) responds to the petition submitted by the Sugar Association to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the labelling of low/no calorie sweeteners earlier this month.1 The ISA […]

Low/no calorie sweeteners have a useful role to play in diabetes management

ISA statement in response to study by Lohner et al. Brussels, 26th May 2020: Responding to a new study by Lohner et al.1 the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) points to the collective evidence which confirms that low/no calorie sweeteners can be safely consumed by people with diabetes and have a useful role to play in diabetes management. […]

Prenatal exposure to nonnutritive sweeteners does not affect obesity risk in offspring

ISA statement in response to new publication by Azad et al. Brussels, 6th May 2020: The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) responds to a new publication by Azad et al.1 Contrary to the claims by these authors, the collective scientific evidence shows that exposure to nonnutritive sweeteners, or low/no calorie sweeteners, during pregnancy does not stimulate weight gain in […]

Low/no calorie sweeteners are safe for pregnant women

ISA statement in response to study by Palatnik et al. Brussels, 8th April 2020: The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) responds to a new literature review by Palatnik et al., in which the authors discuss selected studies looking at the use of low/no calorie sweeteners in pregnancy.1 Contrary to the claims by Palatnik et al., the safety of […]

No adverse effect of sucralose on glucose metabolism

ISA statement in response to study by Dalenberg et al. Brussels, 4th March 2020: The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) responds to a new study by Dalenberg et al.1 Contrary to the claims by Dalenberg et al., the collective evidence including from systematic reviews confirms that sucralose does not affect acute or longer-term glycaemic control in both healthy individuals […]

No impact of maternal exposure to low/no calorie sweeteners on body weight

ISA statement in response to animal study by Nettleton et al. Brussels, 30th January 2020: The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) responds to a new animal study by Nettleton et al.1 Contrary to the claims by Nettleton et al., the collective evidence suggests that exposure to low/no calorie sweeteners during pregnancy and lactation does not increase body weight […]

Children can safely use low/no calorie sweeteners

ISA statement in response to new policy statement by American Academy of Pediatrics Brussels, 28th October 2019: Following the publication today of a new statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the use of low/no calorie sweeteners in children1, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) acknowledges the importance of a healthy diet which provides the required amount […]

Low calorie sweeteners not associated with increased risk of diabetes

ISA statement in response to new study by Drouin-Chartier et al. Brussels, 4th October 2019: Following the publication of a study by Drouin-Chartier et al. regarding a hypothetical effect of the consumption of low/no calorie sweetened beverages on the risk of type 2 diabetes,1 the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) would point to the observational nature and thereby […]

Low calorie sweeteners are safe for children

ISA statement in response to new technical scientific report by Lott et al. Brussels, 19th September 2019: Responding to the new technical scientific report by Lott et al. regarding recommendations for Healthy Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood1, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) would point to the safety of all approved low calorie sweeteners for both adults […]