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.

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...

Sweet taste – no calories: Experts present latest scientific evidence around low calorie sweeteners' safety, role and benefits

Posted: 14 June 2018

Science news from the ISA symposium at GANEPÃO 2018 nutrition conference in Brazil. Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners are amongst the most studied food ingredients worldwide; before being approved for use on the market, low calorie sweeteners are ...

Can low calorie sweeteners help us reduce sugar intake?

Posted: 17 May 2018

Take-home messages from a British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) webinar. Highlights: In the current climate, where obesity is a major public health concern, low calorie sweeteners offer a useful tool for reformulation to achieve sugar and calorie ...