Research on Possible Impacts of Low Calorie Sweeteners...

[su_box title="The Doctor Oz Show's Claim that Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat Is Debunked" box_color="#F7A408" radius="0"]A January 17, 2018 segment on The Dr. Oz Show claims diet soda and low calorie sweeteners can cause inflammation and fat accumulation to make you fatter. While the show states there are a number...

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Recent claims unfounded linking diet soda to health...

By: Keri Peterson, MD -- December 12, 2017 -- Numerous studies have proven and authorities have confirmed that low-calorie sweeteners are safe and do not contribute to health ailments.  While media reports have suggested possible links between diet soda consumption and stroke, dementia, weight gain and tooth decay, such claims...

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Sucralose Safety Confirmed by Global Health and Regulatory...

March 21, 2016 — Results of a new study by the Ramazzini Institute are at odds with the wealth of scientific studies and regulatory opinions confirming that sucralose is safe and approved for use in foods. The study, published online in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, alleges...

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When the Big Game turns into the Big...

ATLANTA (Jan. 23, 2017) -- On February 5th, millions of homes will be filled by football fans gathering to watch the Big Game. According to the National Retail Federation, 46 percent plan to throw or attend a party. As the second biggest food day (Thanksgiving is #1) for Americans according to...

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Results of Study on Diet Sodas and Older...

ATLANTA (March 17, 2015) — The recent study “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)” (1) suffers from several limitations, which likely confound the study’s conclusions. The authors note that the...

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The Big Game Party: 6 Tips to Defend...

ATLANTA (January 14, 2015) — On Super Bowl weekend, living rooms, basements and kitchens could be filled by 62 million football fans gathering to watch the Big Game, according to the most recent data from the National Retail Federation. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also notes the bowl game...

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Editorial Team


The Calorie Control Council editorial team includes staff certified in public health, food and nutrition. In addition, the team includes paid outside contributors:

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD
Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN
Jen Haugen RD, LD
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT
Keri Peterson, MD
Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD
Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN
Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND