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In this section you may find the latest news around low/no calorie sweeteners research in relation to their safety and benefits in weight management, diabetes and oral health, or their role in a balanced diet.

Posted: October 29, 2019
Author(s): Vicky Pyrogianni, MSc, Dietitian – Nutritionist, Nutrition Science Director, ISA

A review of the policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics Highlights: All approved low/no-calorie sweeteners have undergone a stringent safety evaluation by food…

Posted: October 22, 2019

Science news from the 13th European Nutrition Conference – FENS 2019 Highlights: Choosing low/no calorie sweetened drinks can help frequent consumers maintain a good-tasting, enjoyable…

Posted: October 2, 2019

Science news from the 55th Annual EASD meeting Highlights: The assertion that by providing sweet taste without calories, low calorie sweeteners may “confuse the brain”…

Posted: July 11, 2019

Outcomes of two new human experimental studies Highlights: Studies found that low calorie sweetened beverages may help some people to eat less and feel more in…

Posted: June 28, 2019

A webinar by the Spanish Federation of Diabetes (FEDE) Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners are safe, including for people with diabetes, and their consumption is well…

Posted: June 24, 2019

Science News from the 37th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition Highlights: Higher quality evidence shows that the intended substitution of sugar calories with low…

Posted: May 27, 2019

A summary of recent position statements and consensus by diabetes organisations globally Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners are safe for people with diabetes with current intake levels…

Posted: April 12, 2019

Take-home messages from the Ibero-American Nutrition Foundation webinar Highlights: Sweetness liking is innate and decreases from childhood into adulthood. Low calorie sweeteners are added instead…

Posted: March 22, 2019

Science news from the ISA sessions at the 31st National Congress of the Mexican Diabetes Federation Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners are safe and people with…

Posted: February 8, 2019

Key remarks from two new review studies on low calorie sweeteners and gut microbiota Highlights: Current studies establish no evidence of adverse effect of low calorie…

Posted: January 11, 2019
Author(s): Vicky Pyrogianni, MSc, Dietitian – Nutritionist Scientific Director, International Sweeteners Association (ISA)

A critical appraisal of the BMJ paper by Toews et al that claimed no benefits or harms for low calorie sweeteners Highlights: Health benefits of…

Posted: December 13, 2018

Highlights: Consumers of low calorie sweeteners have higher diet quality and lower sugar intake, new data from Australia, Brazil, the UK and the US show…

Posted: November 9, 2018
Author(s): Vicky Pyrogianni, MSc, Dietitian – Nutritionist, Scientific Director, ISA

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…

Posted: November 8, 2018
Author(s): Vicky Pyrogianni, MSc, Dietitian – Nutritionist, Scientific Director, ISA

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…

Posted: October 3, 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…

Posted: September 27, 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…

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

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…

Posted: July 11, 2018

Consensus of international experts on the safety, use and benefits of low calorie sweeteners as sugar substitutes Low calorie sweetened foods and beverages can be…

Posted: July 5, 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.…

Posted: June 14, 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;…

Posted: May 17, 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…

Posted: March 21, 2018

Outcomes of a new study comparing low calorie sweetened drinks to water effects on eating behaviour of healthy adults Highlights: Low calorie sweetened beverages and…

Posted: March 1, 2018

New nutrition guidelines by Diabetes UK support low calorie sweeteners’ use in diabetes Highlights: The new Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines for diabetes prevention and management…

Posted: January 4, 2018

Going through the different sections of the ISA website and reviewing the scientific news published over the last year, made us realise that 2017 was…

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