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The Committee seeks to improve and communicate the physiological, metabolic, and cognitive/behavioral science of low-calorie sweeteners; the general understanding of their role in dietary management; and evaluate how the consumption of LCS can contribute to overall health and wellness.

 

Why is this research valuable?

Low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) are used in a variety of beverages and foods to provide sweet taste without calories. Recently, questions have been raised about the impact of LCS on sweet taste conditioning, impact on hunger and satiety, efficacy in weight management, and patterns of use by the general population and by young people. In an obesogenic environment in which population intake of sugars is higher than recommended, it is important to understand the potential for LCS to serve as a useful tool for weight management. More recently, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines state that “replacing added sugars with non-caloric sweeteners may reduce calorie intake in the short-term, yet questions remain about their effectiveness as a weight management strategy.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS 
Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
Cargill, Incorporated
The Coca-Cola Company
Dr Pepper Snapple Group​
Heartland Foods​
Mars, Incorporated
Mondelēz International
PepsiCo, Inc.
Tate & Lyle​ 
 
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS
John Fernstrom, PhD
University of Pittsburgh 
 

GOVERNMENT ADVISOR

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Past Events

Experimental Biology 2014

San Diego, California, USA

ILSI North America sponsored multiple presentations: “Sodium to Potassium Ratio and Food Choices of U.S. Adults”, “Sugars and Health: Applying Evidence Mapping Methods to Assess the Evidence”, and “Low-Calorie Sweeteners and Body Weight and Composition.”

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    [is_time] => 
    [is_author] => 
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    [is_tax] => 
    [is_search] => 
    [is_feed] => 
    [is_comment_feed] => 
    [is_trackback] => 
    [is_home] => 
    [is_404] => 
    [is_embed] => 
    [is_paged] => 
    [is_admin] => 
    [is_attachment] => 
    [is_singular] => 
    [is_robots] => 
    [is_posts_page] => 
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    [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 
    [thumbnails_cached] => 
    [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => 
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        (
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            [1] => query_vars_changed
        )

    [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => init_query_flags
            [1] => parse_tax_query
        )

)