A recent article in Food Ingredients, No danger from low calorie sweeteners, by Nicholas Robinson showcased leading scientific experts supporting the safety and role that low-calorie sweeteners can play in weight loss and weight management. This comes after a marketing company called into question the safety of low-calorie sweeteners and suggested consumers wanted more natural products.
Experts including Professor Adam Drewnowski from the University of Washington d Professor James Hill, University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, challenged the company’s claims citing a wealth of evidence and research ton their safety and efficacy.
Safety and efficacy
“The consensus amongst experts in their field is that, yes, low calorie sweeteners do work,” said Drewnowski. “All the toxicological and safety work done by international agencies has repeatedly attested to their safety and efficacy.”
“Weight management is one of the primary reasons people use low calorie sweeteners, and I think we now have a tremendous number of studies that show low calorie sweeteners are positive – not negative – tools for the management of weight,” added Hill.
Low calorie sweeteners do not increase appetite, have no discernible effect on satiety and can enhance weight-loss, leading food scientists have claimed.