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.

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.

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.