Eight Additional Carbohydrates named as meeting FDA’s definition...

In June 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of eight additional non-digestible carbohydrates that meet the FDA’s definition of dietary fiber. The eight approved fibers include: Mixed Plant Cell Wall Fibers (includes apple fiber, bamboo fiber, cotton hull fiber, cottonseed fiber, oat hull fiber, insoluble...

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Safety and Benefits of Low or No Calorie...

October 11, 2018 -- 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...

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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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Research Claims of Accumulation of Sucralose in Lab...

August 31, 2018 FROM THE CALORIE CONTROL COUNCIL: The study in question — “Intestinal Metabolism and Bioaccumulation of Sucralose in Adipose Tissue in the Rat” Bornemann et al. — was published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.  The objective of the study conducted by researchers at NC State...

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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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