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 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...

Low calorie sweeteners provide great opportunities for food reformulation

Posted: 05 April 2017

It is not a surprise that sugar reduction has so often been in the news headlines over the last couple of years. It has emerged as a key nutrition policy issue in the effort to halt the obesity epidemic, with scientific and medical organisations aro...

New clinical trial on the effects of low calorie sweetened beverages on body weight

Posted: 01 January 2016

Being a successful “loser”, when it comes to weight loss and maintenance, is not exactly an easy task. Losing weight is hard already, but keeping the lost weight off is the biggest challenge. A number of epidemiological and clinical studi...

New studies refute the hypotheses that low calorie sweeteners can affect gut function or cause weight gain

Posted: 12 January 2017

Following realistic and small changes in your dietary and lifestyle habits, like replacing sugar with low calorie sweeteners in food and beverages, is a smart way to work on reversing that holiday weight gain. However, from time to time you may read...

Sucralose consumption does not cause increases in appetite or food intake and can be an effective tool in reducing energy intake for weight management

Posted: 15 July 2016

ISA response to the study by Wang et al. entitled “Sucralose promotes food intake through NPY and a neuronal fasting response”. Contrary to claims by Wang et al., made in relationship to a new study which focuses on investigations in fruit ...

Sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer: New review of the scientific evidence is consistent with regulatory decisions

Posted: 27 September 2016

A new comprehensive systematic review, published in September 2016 by Berry et al. in Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, reviewed all the available evidence and studies testing the safety and carcinogenicity of sucralose and confirmed t...