Weight Management

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Ibero–American Consensus on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners: Safety, Nutritional Aspects and Benefits in Food and Beverages

Author(s): Serra-Majem L, Raposo A, Aranceta-Bartrina J, Varela-Moreiras G, Logue G, Laviada H, Socolovsky S, Pérez-Rodrigo C, Aldrete-Velasco JA, et al.
Publication Name: Nutrients 2018; 10(7): 818 - doi:10.3390/nu10070818
Publication Year: 2018

Low calorie sweetened foods and beverages could be included in dietary guidelines as alternatives to sugar and sugar-sweetened products, as low calorie sweeteners are safe ingredients that provide sweet taste with low or no calories and with no...

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Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: thinking beyond calories

Author(s): Stanhope KL, Goran MI, Bosy-Westphal A, King JC, Schmidt LA, Schwarz J-M, Stice E, Sylvetsky AC, Turnbaugh PJ, Bray GA, Gardner CD, Havel PJ, et al.
Publication Name: Obes Rev. 2018 May 14. doi: 10.1111/obr.12699. [Epub ahead of print]
Publication Year: 2018

As concluded by the authors of the publication on the outcome of a discussion about ‘Diet and Cardiometabolic Health – Beyond Calories’ in the context of the 2017 CrossFit Foundation Academic Conference in San Francisco, California, randomized ...

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Nonnutritive sweeteners in weight management and chronic disease: A review

Author(s): Sylvetsky AC and Rother KI
Publication Name: Obesity (2018) 26, 635-640. doi:10.1002/oby.22139
Publication Year: 2018

This review study compares evidence regarding the role of low calorie sweeteners in weight management between observational studies and randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and concludes that RCTs demonstrate that low calorie sweeteners may support...

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Sweet taste exposure and the subsequent acceptance and preference for sweet taste in the diet: systematic review of the published literature.

Author(s): Appleton KM, Tuorila H, Bertenshaw EJ, de Graaf C and Mela DJ
Publication Name: Am J Clin Nutr 2018;107:405–419
Publication Year: 2018

Examining the research question: “does dietary exposure to sweetness in humans impact on the generalized acceptance, preference, choice, and/or intake of sweet taste in the diet?”, this systematic review of 21 studies by Appleton et al concluded...

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Beverages containing low energy sweeteners do not differ from water in their effects on appetite, energy intake and food choices in healthy, non-obese French adults.

Author(s): Fantino Marc, Fantino Agnès, Matray Marie, Mistretta Frédéric
Publication Name: Appetite. 2018 Mar 8. pii: S0195-6663(18)30066-7. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.03.007. [Epub ahead of print]
Publication Year: 2018

In line with findings of other studies, the present randomised controlled trial showed that acute or longer-term consumption of low calorie sweetened beverages with meals does not affect overall calorie and food intake nor appetite and hunger...

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The role of low-calorie sweeteners in the prevention and management of overweight and obesity: evidence v. conjecture

Author(s): Rogers P.J.
Publication Name: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2017 Nov 23: 1-9
Publication Year: 2017

Reviewing the available evidence to date, this publication finds little or no evidence in support of claims supporting that low calorie sweeteners undermine weight management. Contrary to these claims, evidence supports that the reduced energy conte...

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