Recently Published Research Studies Support Safety of Aspartame

March 25, 2019 -- Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN Aspartame, a low calorie sweetener that has been on the US market since 1983, has been widely studied and approved for human consumption by various worldwide regulatory agencies, [yet studies continue to review its potential carcinogenicity and safety. It’s clearly important...

Read More

Statement Regarding “Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Coronary...

Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Kamensky V, Manson JE, et al. Stroke 2019; 50:00-00. DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023100 ATLANTA, GA (February 14, 2019) -- The Calorie Control Council (CCC) strongly recommends careful interpretation of the findings of this study. The likelihood of residual confounding from risk factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

The role of low-calorie sweeteners in the prevention...

December 13, 2017 -- A recent review published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society examined the results of intervention studies to determine if claims undermining the theory that low-calorie sweeteners affect calorie intake, and thus body weight, are substantiated scientifically. [Peter J. Rogers, University of Bristol] Rogers provides a brief...

Read More

Childhood Obesity: What Should Clinicians Do To Address...

The American Academy of Pediatrics and The Obesity Society have published the policy statement “Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents with Obesity” and commentary which provides perspective on “Addressing Weight Stigma and Opening Doors for a Patient-Centered Approach to Childhood Obesity”. With obesity being the chronic condition that American children...

Read More
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.