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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Evidence versus theories on low calorie sweeteners’ science

Posted: 27 March 2017

Premature conclusions from isolated studies may lead to biased hypotheses in nutrition science When it comes to nutrition science, isolated study findings cannot be generalised and interpreted as final evidence. This is perhaps the most importa...

Experts point out the importance of study design in research about low calorie sweeteners and obesity

Posted: 17 August 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 linked to increased body weight and cardiometabolic risk, the data from clinical trials do not agree...

Five reasons why low calorie sweeteners can be a helpful tool in diabetes

Posted: 14 November 2016

Based on latest scientific evidence Low calorie sweeteners are highly valued and used by people with diabetes, and there are at least five good reasons for doing so. The dietary recommendations for diabetes management include monitoring carbohyd...

Higher preference for sweetness not related to obesity according to a new study

Posted: 26 June 2017

Highlights: Obese people have no higher preference for sweet taste than non-obese individuals Children prefer higher concentrations of sweet taste than adults The innate heightened preference for sweetness during childhood has developed t...

Low calorie sweeteners are more likely to be used by dieters as a strategy for successful weight management

Posted: 30 March 2016

People trying to lose weight always look for the most effective dietary tools to make the most of their effort, as weight loss can be a challenging undertaking. Searching online for diet tips can result in millions of controversial and un...

Low calorie sweeteners can help people meet the dietary guidelines

Posted: 22 April 2016

Enjoy sweet taste in your EatWell diet: Establishing new food-based dietary guidelines is not just a worldwide trend, but also a need to move into a more holistic dietary approach. More specifically, the food-based dietary guidelines recognise th...