New study on low calorie sweetened beverages and weight loss


Exclusive interview with Prof James Hill on new study on low calorie sweetened beverages and weight loss

An important new research, The Effects of Water and Non-Nutritive Sweetened Beverages on Weight Loss During a 12-week Weight Loss Treatment Program, was published today, 27th May, in the journal Obesity. It validates the observation that LNCS beverages used consistently can help people lose weight. The research also suggests that drinking LNCS beverages may help people feel less hungry when trying to lose weight.

The study, led by researcher Prof James Hill, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is the first to directly compare the effects on weight loss of LNCS beverages versus water, providing a new perspective on their role in a healthy diet. It found that subjects who drank LNCS beverages lost 44 percent more weight – an average of 5.95 kg over 12 weeks – than those in the control group who lost an average of 4.09 kg during the same time period.

To read the ISA statement on the publication of this new study, please click here.

To learn more about the study, which was funded by a restricted grant from the American Beverage Association, please follow this link to the author’s website.

Five things to know about the Obesity study on low and no-calorie sweetened beverages: click here to read more.

Watch the exclusive video interview with leading researcher Prof James Hill on this new study:



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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.