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.

Making small changes to help reach a healthier body weight

ISA supporting video for World Obesity Day 2017


In support for World Obesity Day 2017, and in helping to raise awareness about the urgent need to tackle obesity now, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has developed this animated video aiming to encourage individuals with weight control problems to start taking small and simple steps towards a healthier body weight.

Read our press release for World Obesity Day 2017 by clicking here.

International experts develop a consensus on sweeteners as a substitute for sugar

Outcome of Spanish Foundation for Nutritional Research (FIN) conference


International experts in food, nutrition, dietetics, endocrinology, physical activity, paediatrics, nursing and public health met in Lisbon, Portugal, to develop a consensus on low or non-calorie sweeteners used as substitutes for sugar and other high calorie sweeteners. Read more about the outcome of this meeting by clicking here.


European Congress on Obesity (ECO) 2017, Porto

Summary video on ISA scientific programme at ECO 2017


The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is delighted to have participated to the European Congress on Obesity (ECO), organised by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) from 17th to 20th May 2017 in Porto, Portugal. ISA activities at ECO2017 included the ISA sponsored symposium with renowned experts who presented latest research on low calorie sweeteners and the ISA information booth in the exhibition area of ECO 2017 during the whole duration of the congress. More information about ISA scientific programme at ECO2017: /category/16/event/223/24th-european-congress-on-obesity

What role low calorie sweeteners play in sugar reduction

An interview with Prof Maria Hassapidou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece


On the occasion of the 24th European Congress on Obesity in May 2017, in Porto, and of the ISA symposium there, the ISA interviewed Prof Maria Hassapidou about the role low calorie sweeteners can play in sugar reduction, looking at the reasons why it is important to reduce overall sugar intake, and how low calorie sweeteners can help people follow a lower-sugar diet while managing their desire for sweet taste.

Do low calorie sweeteners have a role in weight control?

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


On the occasion of the 24th European Congress on Obesity in May 2017, in Porto, Dr John Sievenpiper presented an overview of the existing high quality evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), including latest research data on low calorie sweeteners' role in weight control. In this interview, Dr Sievenpiper tells us more about the motivations behind the network meta-analysis on low calorie sweeteners' effect on weight loss conducted very recently.

Psychological factors driving consumption of low calorie sweetened beverages

An interview with Dr Charlotte Hardman, University of Liverpool, UK


On the occasion of the 24th European Congress on Obesity in May 2017, in Porto, and of the ISA symposium there, the ISA interviewed Dr Charlotte Hardman about the psychological factors driving consumption of low calorie sweetened beverages, including for frequent consumers and in the context of a strategy to control food intake.