Contrary to Recent Study, Low-Calorie Sweeteners Useful for...

On April 22, 2018, unpublished research was presented at the American Physiological Society meeting during Experimental Biology 2018 suggesting low-calorie sweeteners may contribute to diabetes and obesity. However, the research suffered from a few drawbacks, as noted by the Calorie Control Council: This unpublished data was performed in rats There...

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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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Is a Low Carb Diet for Everyone?

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- -- Low Carb Diet Defined -- Low carb diets tend to be defined as diets low in “starchy and sugary” type foods.  That may mean that those who follow a low carb diet are avoiding foods like breads, pastas, rice, tortillas, potatoes, corn, peas,...

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What Two Doctors Had to Say about Moms-to-Be...

By: Keri Peterson, MD and Keith T. Ayoob, Ed.D. -- With research reports of pregnant women with gestational diabetes and the possible impact their diet has on their children, the Calorie Control Council caught up with two of its advisors. Keri Peterson, MD  a New York City (NYC)-based physician in...

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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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How Empowerment Can Change Your Diabetes Habits, Health,...

By: Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE -- If you (or someone you love) are living with diabetes, you are well aware that it brings many challenges to your daily life. Regardless of your age or the type of diabetes you have, there are multiple factors to juggle every single day....

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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.