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.

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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...


Diabetes UK reaffirms low calorie sweeteners’ intake recommendation

Posted: 01 March 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 endorse the use of low calorie sweeteners; Numerous scientific and r ...


A review of 2017 science news around low calorie sweeteners

Posted: 04 January 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 a year with interesting new research and scientific publications around low calorie sweeteners, whi...


Low calorie sweeteners may help satisfy our sweet tooth

Posted: 30 November 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 for sweetness, according to scientific evidence to date. The red...


Emerging scientific news about low calorie sweeteners presented at the greatest scientific event on nutrition globally

Posted: 24 October 2017

Highlights from the 21st International Congress of Nutrition. Evidence supports low calorie sweeteners’ use as a means to reduce calorie and sugar intake within a balanced dietary pattern , according to a recent Consensus meeting...