In this section you may find the latest news around low calorie sweeteners research in relation to their safety and benefits in weight management, diabetes and oral health, or their role in a balanced diet.

Please click on the links below to stay up to date on the science of low calorie sweeteners:


Low calorie sweeteners in diabetes: updated reports from Diabetes UK, the Latin-American Association for Diabetes (ALAD) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Posted: 27 May 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 being within the Acceptable Daily Intakes. Low calorie ...


Low calorie sweeteners and gut bacteria: No adverse effects at doses relevant to human use

Posted: 08 February 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 sweeteners on the gut microbiota at doses relevant to human use; Dietary ...


Why use low calorie sweeteners? Is there any health benefit after all?

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

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 low calorie sweeteners are clear when used to replace sugars in the diet: they help reduce calorie...


A 2018 science review: Latest research on low calorie sweeteners

Posted: 13 December 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; Adding up to current evidence, new clinical trials confirm that low calorie sweeteners do not...


Low calorie sweeteners can be part of dietary guidelines to help in sugar reduction

Posted: 11 July 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 included in dietary guidelines and recommendations as alternative options to products...


No effect of low calorie sweeteners used in drinks on food intake and “sweet tooth”

Posted: 21 March 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 water do not differ in their impact on calorie, sugar and sweet food intake...