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.

Dietary changes, including low calorie sweeteners use, have an important role in diabetes control

An interview with Dr Caomhan Logue, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK


In the context of World Diabetes Day 2016 (WDD 2016), which is celebrated annually on 14 November, Dr Caomhan Logue summarises the dietary and lifestyle principles that can help people with diabetes in achieving good glycaemic control. Dr Logue also highlights the integral role of dietitians in helping people with diabetes to manage their blood glucose levels more effectively by translating the scientific evidence and communicating that to the public, as well as helping people with diabetes in adopting healthier behaviours.

In his role also as a dietitian, Dr Logue supports that low calorie sweeteners can help people with diabetes to reduce the sugar and energy intake while maintaining the palatability of the diet, and therefore suggests that low calorie sweeteners can be included as an option in an individualised diet for people with diabetes.

The role of sweetness in the human diet throughout history

An interview with Prof Kees de Graaf, Wageningen University, Netherlands


Summarising the key learnings of his presentation at the ISA roundtable symposium in the context of the 17th International Congress of Dietetics in September 2016, in this video interview Prof Kees de Graaf provides an overview of how taste overall influence eating behaviour and food choices, and discusses the role of sweet taste in human diet throughout centuries. Also, referring to the scientific work of his team on low calorie sweeteners, Prof de Graaf explains why by providing sweetness without calories low calorie sweeteners help in reducing energy intake in the diet and do not affect appetite.

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.

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.

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.

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.