Safety and Benefits of Low or No Calorie...

By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  — Unlike caloric sweeteners, a low or no calorie sweetener provides consumers with the sweetness they desire without adding calories or carbohydrate to the diet. Many low and no calorie sweeteners (LNCS) have decades of research behind them and multiple benefits for weight loss,...

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Study of Low Calorie Sweeteners and the Microbiome...

Calorie Control Council’s Response to the Harpaz, et al. Study October 4, 2018 (ATLANTA) -- A study recently published in the journal Molecules claimed that low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) are toxic to the gut microbiome. Using genetically-modified bioluminescent bacteria from E. coli as a sensing model, the authors sought...

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The State of the Science on Sweet Taste...

By: Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD --  August 30, 2018 -- Headlines and news stories often proclaim that consuming foods and beverages with low-and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) creates an increased preference for sweet foods, stimulates sweet cravings and leads to overeating. This belief may stem from two sources. First, observational studies...

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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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Research shows Aspartame Does Not Affect Glycemia, Appetite...

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD May 1, 2018 -- Aspartame has been approved for use as a sweetener in foods and beverages in the U.S. for over three decades. A primary reason for use of low calorie sweeteners (LCS) like aspartame is to reduce calorie intake from sugar to promote...

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Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity

Summary by Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD  The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference in Houston April 12 – 14, 2018, featured Craig Johnston, PhD (pictured)as a speaker on “Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity.” Dr. Johnston, an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at...

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