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.
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.
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.
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.
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.