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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Women and Heart Disease: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, Calorie Control Council’s Scientific Advisor Robyn Flipse, RD, shared with us her experience with the Go Red for Women event, which helps raise awareness and educate women about heart disease (a leading cause of death in women).  In fact, when we asked the Council’s...

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Heart Health and Women: Part 1

Some people may not realize that heart attacks are a leading cause of death in women.  With that in mind, the Calorie Control Council caught up with registered dietitian Robyn Flipse, scientific advisor to the Council, to discuss this important issue and specifically the Go Red for Women campaign which raises awareness...

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Ask the Doctor: Heart Health

The Calorie Control Council asked Keri Peterson, MD five questions about heart health. [su_service title="What are foods that are heart healthy?" icon="icon: question" icon_color="#FF9E00"] The first group is foods that are rich in anti-oxidants. These tend to be brightly colored like pomegranates, blueberries, tomatoes, and spinach. Antioxidants decrease your risk...

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Heart Healthy Desserts

Most of us know what we’re supposed to do to live a healthy lifestyle. Recommendations include eating well, being physically active, reducing stress and getting enough sleep. But, we all know that is easier said than done. While cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and...

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Keri Peterson, MD: The Relationship between Nutrition and...

Dr. Keri Peterson Medical Advisor to the Calorie Control Council  As a primary care physician I take care of patients for all sorts of issues.  They see me for their annual physicals where I screen them for diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis and diabetes among many other...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.