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.

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 ...


Low calorie sweeteners: from scientific evidence… to practical use

Author(s): Audrey Aveaux* | Posted: 12 July 2018

Science news from the AFDN conference in France in June, 2018. Highlights: Known for many decades, low calorie sweeteners have a long history of safe use throughout the world. In France, ANSES (the French national food health safety agency) provided...


Low calorie sweeteners and gut microbiome: no effect confirmed in humans

Posted: 05 July 2018

Science news from the 36th Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition in Croatia. Highlights: Low calorie sweetener-induced effects on gut microbiome are not confirmed in humans. Outcomes of animal studies testing low calorie sweeteners in very high...