Consensus statement on the benefits of low calorie sweeteners


Consensus statement on the benefits of low-calorie sweeteners
A peer review featured in December issue of the Nutrition Bulletin

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is delighted to share a new consensus paper, published in the December issue of Nutrition Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal. This paper, entitled Consensus statement on benefits of low-calorie sweeteners, has been developed by leading international independent experts in the fields of nutrition, epidemiology, psychology, dentistry, weight management, obesity prevention and treatment and diabetes. They include: Sigrid Gibson, Prof Dr Adam Drewnowski, Prof James Hill, Prof Anne-Birgitte Raben, Prof Hely Tuorila, and Prof Eeva Widström.

This paper outlines the beneficial role that low calorie sweeteners can play in diet and lifestyle choices. Conclusions confirm positive results from recent scientific studies showing that LCS do not increase appetite and have no discernible effect on satiety, and can, in fact, enhance weight loss under real-life conditions when used as part of a behavioural weight loss programme.

To read the ISA press release on this consensus paper, please click here.

For more information on this paper, please click here to read the executive summary.
You may also access directly the complete paper by visiting the editor’s website. Please do so by clicking here.

Stay tuned for upcoming infographics highlighting the conclusions of the consensus paper!

Want to hear from experts who contributed to this consensus statement? Don't miss our exclusive interviews with Prof James Hill and Prof Dr Adam Drewnowski. Watch below the interviews:


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Does low calorie sweetener consumption affect energy intake and body weight?

Prof Peter Rogers takes us through the results of his review published in the International Journal of Obesity in November 2015. The review looked at the effect of low calorie sweeteners’ exposure on calorie intake and body weight. The results indicate that the use of low calorie sweetened beverages leads to reduced energy intake and body weight, and possibly also when compared with water.