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.

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 ...


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...


Exercise and weight management: it’s not all about the food!

Posted: 14 November 2013

Professor Greg Whyte OBE PhD DSc FBASES FACSM Obesity is a growing problem in the western world with almost a quarter of men and women in the UK classed as clinically obese (BMI >30 Kg/m2). Obesity is associated with excessive weight a...


Highlights from the 34th International Symposium on Diabetes & Nutrition

Posted: 01 July 2016

In the context of the 34th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition , held between June 29th and July 1st, nutrition and diabetes scientists and healthcare professionals from around the world came together in Prague to discu...


How can low calorie sweeteners help dieters?

Posted: 10 November 2017

Science news from the Sugar Reduction Summit, London Committed to our objective to bring to visitors of the ISA website the latest science on low calorie sweeteners, and to provide evidence-based information on their use in the diet, we share ...


International experts develop a consensus on sweeteners as a substitute for sugar

Posted: 04 July 2017

International experts in food, nutrition, dietetics, endocrinology, physical activity, paediatrics, nursing and public health have met in Lisbon to develop a consensus on low or non-calorie sweeteners used as substitutes for sugar and other high...