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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: 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…

Posted: December 13, 2017

Highlights from the ISA-supported symposium at the French Nutrition day 2017 The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is particularly pleased to have participated with an ISA-supported…

Posted: November 30, 2017

Based on scientific evidence examined in a new review paper. Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners’ consumption may have to some extent the advantage of satisfying desire…

Posted: November 16, 2017

An interview with Sara Engel and Anne Raben, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, about the findings of their new study In times when type 2 diabetes…

Posted: November 10, 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…

Posted: October 24, 2017

Highlights from the 21st International Congress of Nutrition Highlights: Evidence supports low calorie sweeteners’ use as a means to reduce calorie and sugar intake within…

Posted: October 20, 2017

Through the Symposium “Sweeteners: Advantages and Applications in the 21st Century” The symposium is organized by the Spanish Foundation for Nutritional Research (FIN) and the…

Posted: August 17, 2017

A commentary on the study by Azad et al. Highlights: In a recent publication by Azad et al., claiming that low calorie sweeteners may be…

Posted: August 10, 2017

A review of the latest scientific evidence Highlights: Low calorie sweeteners do not affect blood glucose or insulin levels. Using low calorie sweeteners in place…

Posted: July 4, 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…

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