The videos included in this section are a combination of interviews with experts in relation to new or upcoming studies about low calorie sweeteners, outcomes of, and discussions coming from scientific events, as well as content from ISA activities such as campaigns conducted in support of World Diabetes Day.

We would like to invite you to watch the videos showcased below for more insightful information about a number of scientific issues such as obesity, diabetes, appetite control food intake, sweet taste, and of course low calorie sweeteners.

The Lo Cal Heroes Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

A video in support of World Diabetes Day 2014


As part of its ongoing support for World Diabetes Day (WDD), the ISA is addressing the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle choices by injecting fun and flavour into this 2-minute animation which brings four “Lo Cal Heroes” to life in a town overcast with unhealthy dietary habits and lifestyles. As they dart around the city, each one of our heroes showcase the benefits of small changes and smart swaps, including the use of low calorie sweeteners, to help the town folk lead healthier everyday lives.

Low calorie sweeteners do not increase appetite

An interview with Dr France Bellisle, Université Paris 13, France; Université Laval, Québec, Canada


Dr France Bellisle summarises in this video the main conclusions of her review of literature on appetite for sweet taste, energy intake and the use of low calorie sweeteners, and outlines that based on a body of evidence from human studies low calorie sweeteners do not increase our liking for sweetness, but rather research up to date suggests that they actually lead to a decrease in appetite for sweet products.

International experts agree on the benefits of low calorie sweeteners in weight management diabetes and oral health

An interview with Professor Adam Drewnowski, University of Washington, Seattle, USA


Prof Adam Drewnowski outlines in this video the aim and objectives of the Consensus statement on the benefits of low-calorie sweeteners, published in the December 2014 issue of Nutrition Bulletin, and further highlights the key conclusion and consensus among experts in their fields that low calorie sweeteners do work in reducing sugar and energy intake in the diet and also are linked with better health behaviours.

Keep yourself sweet with everyday choices

A video in support of World Diabetes Day 2015


This video takes us through the everyday small changes that do really matter in the management of diabetes, like being active and following a balanced diet. Small changes can help people with diabetes avoid serious health problems and complications. It doesn’t have to be hard or take out of the diet all the foods and drinks that people enjoy. Low calorie sweetened foods and drinks can help people with diabetes manage blood sugar levels, without having to sacrifice all the foods they enjoy.

Low calorie sweeteners provide an option for people who want to reduce energy intake and manage their body weight

Interview with Professor Peter Rogers


Prof Peter Rogers summarises in this 3-minute video the outcomes of his systematic review and meta-analysis showing that overall, the balance of evidence clearly indicates that the consumption of LCS in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced energy intake and body weight, and possibly also compared to water.

The role of low calorie sweeteners in obesity prevention and management

An interview with Dr John Sievenpiper, University of Toronto, Canada


In the context of the 17th International Congress of Dietetics in September 2016, Dr John Sievenpiper has given an insightful interview about the epidemic of obesity and its causes, the sweet taste in our diet, as well as the role of low calorie sweeteners in obesity prevention and management. Based on the latest scientific data, Dr Sievenpiper provides evidence-based answers to the question why low calorie sweeteners can be one more tool in the effort to reduce energy intake and manage energy balance and subsequently body weight.