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Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

The PepsiCo Global Research and Development and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science sponsored an Academic eBriefing by the New York Academy of Sciences in January 2016. “Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications” is presented by Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International Inc.), John Glendinning (Barnard College), and Rick Mattes (Purdue University). Calorie Control Council thought you might be interested in the CME-accredited program.

OVERVIEW

“Use of artificial sweeteners has been rising in the U.S. for the last 50 years. Because artificial sweeteners deliver a sweet flavor without calories, these substitutes have been considered a solution to endemic problems such as obesity and diabetes, which are linked to high caloric and sugar intake. But over the same time period, average body weight in the U.S. has increased steadily, as it has been for well over 100 years, and any link between the two trends remains unclear.

For many consumers, artificial sweeteners, also known as low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs) or nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs), raise concerns about toxicity or deleterious health effects. On November 16, 2015, PepsiCo Global Research and Development and the Academy’s Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science presented a symposium on Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications to consider existing research on sweeteners.”

 

The New York Academy of Sciences. Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications. Academy eBriefings. 2015. Available at: www.nyas.org/Sweeteners-eB 

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