The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is setting the record straight in response to a recent study which falsely claims that low-calorie sweeteners could be linked to weight gain and heart disease.

ISA clarified that the findings published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, “are not supported by the collective evidence from well-designed human intervention studies and previous thorough systematic reviews and meta-analysis2,3,” and they go on to emphasize that “there is not a single published randomised controlled trial, the gold standard in nutrition research, that has shown that low calorie sweeteners use can lead to weight gain or any negative health effect.”

In fact, the well-established evidence on low- andno-calorie sweeteners both confirms that they can be used as an effective tool for both weight loss and weight maintenance and are safe for use in both foods and beverages. This is why regulatory agencies around the world, including the World Health Organization, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority have repeatedly found these ingredients safe.

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