The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is delighted to have participated to the European Congress on Obesity (ECO), organised by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) from 17th to 20th May 2017 in Porto, Portugal.
ISA activities at ECO 2017 included the ISA sponsored symposium with renowned experts who presented latest research on low calorie sweeteners on Friday, 19th May 2017, at 13:15-14:45, and the ISA information booth in the exhibition area of ECO 2017 during the whole duration of the congress.
You will find more information about ISA participation at ECO 2017 here below and about the ISA symposium programme in the ISA symposium leaflet which you can download by clicking here.
In the closing panel discussion at the ISA symposium, the experts agreed that: “Taken together, these data add further evidence in support of a compelling argument for the benefit of low calorie sweeteners in overall calorie reduction and in weight control, and argue against a role of low calorie sweeteners in the promotion of obesity and diabetes. To address any uncertainties, there remains a need for larger, longer, high quality randomised clinical trials.” More about the outcome of the session and the speakers’ presentations is available in our press release by clicking here.
To read the interesting highlights from the ISA symposium at the 24th European Congress on Obesity in Porto by Prof. Maria Hassapidou, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece, please click here.