Scores Matter – Review Calls Out Reliability of...

May 8, 2018 -- A recent peer-reviewed article evaluated the reliability of the available literature investigating possible links between aspartame and cancer and the results are in: studies linking aspartame to cancer scored as “not reliable” according to an internationally recognized grading system for scientific research. How the review was...

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Claims of Predisposition to Diabetes and Fat Accumulation...

March 19, 2018 — Recent research presented at the Endocrine Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting suggest possible impacts of sucralose on fat production in normal weight and obese individuals. This research, which is very similar to that presented by the same researchers during the group’s 2017 meeting, suggests the consumption of...

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Research on Possible Impacts of Low Calorie Sweeteners...

An April 3 presentation during the 2017 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo featured an unpublished study abstract suggesting that low calorie sweeteners (LCS) increase adipogenesis in human fat biopsy-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Additionally, researchers suggest that LCS consumption also results in increased expression of glucose transporters, taste receptors,...

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Diet Soda causing Weight Gain? Science Says Otherwise

A STATEMENT FROM THE CALORIE CONTROL COUNCIL About Claims that Diet Soda causes Weight Gain: Low- and no-calorie foods and beverages are a proven tool in helping manage weight. Multiple studies (referenced below) have shown changes in behavior and diet, including regular intake of diet sodas, result in successful weight...

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Study Linking Weight Gain and Heart Disease with...

By: Keri Peterson, MD -- July 17, 2017 -- 12:01 AM -- Obesity is a complex condition with numerous causes and associations. Due to its association with a number of negative health outcomes and chronic diseases, a variety of approaches to managing obesity have been explored in an attempt to...

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Review of Sucralose Safety Published in Food and...

“Critical review of the current literature on the safety of sucralose” by Magnuson, et al., was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology in August 2017. The article provides a comprehensive review of animal and human studies conducted to evaluate the safety of sucralose. The extensive studies evaluated endpoints including possible...

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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