The 17th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) 2016 took place September 7-10th in Granada, Spain. On September 8th, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) hosted a symposium entitled, “Sweetness without calories: How can low calorie sweeteners be a helpful tool in dietetic practice.” Guest speakers for ISA included Professor Kees de Graaf, Chairman Division of Human Nutrition, Professor in Sensory Science and Eating Behavior at Wagening University in Netherlands, Professor Anne Raben, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, SCIENCE, from the University of Copenhagen, and Dr. Caomhan Logue, Lecturer in Dietetics in Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), along with Dr. Aimilia Papakonstantinou, Lecturer in Nutrition and Metabolism at the Agricultural University of Athens. These experts concluded the session by confirming, “low calorie sweeteners seem well positioned to play a positive role in people’s effort to reduce their sugar and energy intake and to help them manage their body weight and/ or diabetes more effectively.”
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