Aspartame

Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Here we go again. Another day, another headline touting questionable science. This time, findings in a study published in Cell Metabolism suggest that consuming sucralose might increase appetite.  This is important because low-calorie sweeteners (...
Blog entry | Dec 11 2015
Let me take you back to 1980. Pac-Man was king, the Post-It was brand new, and Blondie topped the charts. It was also the debut of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. The...
Blog entry | Aug 18 2015
Each week, it seems a different nutritional topic – sweeteners, caffeine, food coloring, salt, carbs, or fat – is in the headlines. Is it good for you? Should you avoid it? Usually the advice changes before you can get to the grocery store. It’s no...
Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
“Aspartame Sensitivity? A Double Blind Randomised Crossover Study,” published in the journal PLOS One, is the latest in a long line of studies that confirm the safety of aspartame. Although some people have reported adverse reactions to aspartame (...
Artificial sweeteners
Article | Sep 17 2014
Low-calorie sweeteners have a long history of safe use in a variety of foods and beverages, ranging from soft drinks to puddings and candies to table-top sweeteners. They are some of the most studied and reviewed food ingredients in the world today...
Press Release | Jul 10 2013
News Backgrounder from the IFIC Foundation Despite the opinion article currently in the news, many well-done studies have demonstrated that low-calorie sweeteners provide a safe and effective choice for consumers looking to manage their calorie,...
Article | Jan 08 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the safety of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame.       EFSA's scientific experts have drawn upon all available information on aspartame and...
Article | Oct 23 2012
Low-calorie sweeteners (also sometimes referred to as artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) provide consumers with a broad selection of safe, low-calorie, good-tasting foods, and offer a sweet alternative for people with diabetes (as well as...
Article | Jan 10 2012
What is Aspartame? Reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants Download the PDF to view this entire brochure. Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener that provides sweetness to foods and beverages without adding significant calories....
Article | Oct 14 2009
Favorably Reviewed by: The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) If you have gestational diabetes, you’re not alone. An estimated 4 percent of pregnant American women—or about 135,000 cases—are diagnosed with this condition each year,...
Article | Oct 12 2009
This IFIC Review examines how low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are used to help reduce the caloric content of foods. It also reviews research that explores the...