Experts' Views

This section will provide you with useful insight from scientific experts on the role and benefits of low calorie sweeteners and their role in our diet.

Please click on the links below to read interesting pieces of opinion articles, commentaries and interviews with expert on specific topics, ranging from safety to the benefits of low calorie sweeteners in weight management and diabetes.

Low calorie sweeteners could have a greater role in sugar reduction and food reformulation

Posted: September 2016

Highlights from the Sugar Reduction Summit, London, 22nd September 2016. The Sugar Reduction Summit took place for a third consecutive year in London on 22nd September and was attended by more than 150 policymakers...


ISA at the 17th international Congress Of Dietetics

Posted: September 2016

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is delighted to have supported the 17th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD 2016), by hosting the roundtable symposium ‘Sweetness without calories: How can low calorie sweeteners...


Highlights from the 34th International Symposium on Diabetes & Nutrition

Posted: July 2016

In the context of the 34th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition, held between June 29th and July 1st, nutrition and diabetes scientists and healthcare professionals from around the world came together in Prague to discuss and...


Interview with Dr Jean-Michel Lecerf: How can low calorie sweeteners be useful in weight management?

Posted: May 2016

ISA travelled to Lille on May 26-28 and in the context of the « Journees d'Etudes » of the AFDN Congress, met with Dr Jean-Michel Lecerf, who gave an interview about low calorie sweeteners...


New study on low calorie sweetened beverages and weight loss

Posted: May 2014

An important new research, The Effects of Water and Non-Nutritive Sweetened Beverages on Weight Loss During a 12-week Weight Loss Treatment Program, was published today, 27th May, in the journal Obesity. It validates the observation...


Exercise and weight management: it’s not all about the food!

Posted: November 2013

Obesity is a growing problem in the western world with almost a quarter of men and women in the UK classed as clinically obese (BMI >30 Kg/m2). Obesity is associated with excessive weight and is defined in a number of different...


Interview with professor Andrew Renwick

Posted: April 2011

Andrew Renwick is Emeritus Professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Southampton and has published over 180 original research papers and 35 book chapters...