New Statement from American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association Supports Low-Calorie Sweeteners as Useful Substitutes for Sugar

Using low-calorie sweeteners in beverages and other foods has the potential to help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight and is helpful for glucose control for people with diabetes, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. The statement is published in the American Heart… Continue reading

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Sweet Victory: EU Approves Stevia

The Calorie Control Council welcomes this week’s decision by the European Commission to authorize the use of steviol glycosides, more commonly known as stevia, as a sweetener in foods and beverages. After months of examining the safety of natural sweeteners derived from the stevia plant, approval was publicly announced by the Commission on Monday, November… Continue reading

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Stevia Gaining Approval in Europe

The Standing Committee of the European Commission (Directorate-General Health and Consumers Protection) voted to approve stevia extracts (steviol glycosides) for use in the European Union (EU) at its meeting held in July.  Steviol glycosides are the sweet components isolated and purified from stevia leaves. Stevia currently is approved as a dietary supplement in the European… Continue reading

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New research: Sugar Substitutes Help Reduce Caloric Intake Without Overeating or Hunger

A new study published in the August 2010 journal, Appetite, further demonstrates that people who consume low-calorie sweeteners are able to significantly reduce their caloric intake and do not overeat.  In fact, study participants who received the sugar substitutes instead of sugar consumed significantly fewer calories and there was no difference in hunger levels despite having fewer calories… Continue reading

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