Professional Research

Safety when heated of the sweetener Sucralose confirmed by global scientific and regulatory authorities

A statement from the Calorie Control Council April 16, 2019 — In response to a German Federal Institute (BfR) report1 on the stability of sucralose when processed at high temperatures, the Calorie Control Council reiterates that the status of the safety of the sweetener sucralose remains clear. There are no safety concerns related to the … Continue reading

April 16, 2019 Professional Research, Statements

Sucralose: Safety & Research

By Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN February 27, 2019 — Sucralose has been approved for use in our food supply since 1998 and its safety has been validated by several health organizations including the FDA, European Food Safety Authority, the National Cancer Institute, and Health Canada. Over 80 countries have approved sucralose for human consumption. Sucralose is … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 Lifestyle Advice, Professional Research

Sucralose Myths: Setting the Record Straight

By Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD  December 17, 2018 — The FDA initially approved sucralose as a tabletop sweetener and for use in several desserts and beverages in 1998 and as a general use sweetener in 1999. It is produced from the disaccharide, sucrose, by replacing three hydroxyl groups on the sucrose molecule with three … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 Claims & Myths, Lifestyle Advice

Calorie Control Council Response to U.S. Right to Know Request for Federal Trade Commission Review of Sucralose

(ATLANTA) November 20, 2018 — The Calorie Control Council (CCC) is responding to the request from U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation regarding the advertising of sucralose. This request reports findings from a single study that asserts that “emerging evidence suggests, contrary to some advertising and marketing, that sucralose … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 Research Summaries, Statements

Dr. Craig Johnston to Present Findings on Childhood Obesity

ATLANTA (April 9, 2018) – Dr. Craig Johnston, an Associate Professor at the University of Houston where he actively studies the behavioral treatment of obesity, is presenting research, “Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity,” at the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Annual Conference in Houston, Texas on Friday, April 13, 2018  during the 1:45 … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 Press Releases, Statements

Research on Splenda® sweetener shows reduction in weight and no impact on glucose

March 20, 2018 — A recent study “The Artificial Sweetener Splenda Promotes Gut Proteobacteria, Dysbiosis, and Myeloperoxidase Reactivity in Crohn’s Disease–Like Ileitis” was published the March 2018 issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Splenda®, a low-calorie sweetener is a mixture of sucralose, a non-caloric sweetener, and maltodextrin, which provides texture and volume.  Sucralose has been reviewed … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 Professional Research, Research Summaries, Statements

Claims of Predisposition to Diabetes and Fat Accumulation from Low Calorie Sweeteners Not Based On Physiologically Relevant Data

March 19, 2018 — Recent research presented at the Endocrine Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting suggest possible impacts of sucralose on fat production in normal weight and obese individuals. This research, which is very similar to that presented by the same researchers during the group’s 2017 meeting, suggests the consumption of sucralose promotes adipogenesis and inflammation, … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 Professional Research, Statements

Review of Sucralose Safety Published in Food and Chemical Toxicology

“Critical review of the current literature on the safety of sucralose” by Magnuson, et al., was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology in August 2017. The peer-reviewed article provides a comprehensive review of animal and human studies conducted to evaluate the safety of sucralose. The extensive studies evaluated endpoints including possible effects on growth, development, … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 Statements

Is There Sufficient Evidence to Support Diet Modification to Alter the Gastro-Intestinal Microbiome?

The National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project (HMP) funding of research to characterize the human microbiota and analysis of its role in human health and disease has resulted in thousands of research publications. While the long-term outcomes of this project may become clinically relevant, an ideal microflora profile in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract is … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 Professional Research, Statements

EFSA Confirms Safety of Sucralose, Rejecting Findings of Ramazzini Institute

In April 2017, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS) discussed the 2016 publication by Soffritti et al., from the Ramazzini Institute on the carcinogenic potential of sucralose. ANS has now published a statement regarding the study and the authors’ conclusions, dismissing the Ramazzini … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 Professional Research, Statements

Research on Possible Impacts of Low Calorie Sweeteners on Glucose and Fat Are Not Based On Physiologically Relevant Data

An April 3 presentation during the 2017 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo featured an unpublished study abstract suggesting that low calorie sweeteners (LCS) increase adipogenesis in human fat biopsy-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Additionally, researchers suggest that LCS consumption also results in increased expression of glucose transporters, taste receptors, and adipogenic genes in subcutaneous … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 Professional Research, Statements

CPE – Sucralose

“Sucralose” is a one-hour of self-study continuing professional education (CPE) Level-1 module for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs). Upon completion of this module, dietetic professionals will be able to: List the characteristics of sucralose that relate to its use as a sweetener and its safety as a food additive. Discuss the … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 Professional Research, Webinars

Sucralose Safety Confirmed by Global Health and Regulatory Authorities- Results of Recent Study Contrary to Extensive Body of Science

March 21, 2016 Results of a new study by the Ramazzini Institute are at odds with the wealth of scientific studies and regulatory opinions confirming that sucralose is safe and approved for use in foods. The study, published online in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, alleges an increased risk of tumors in … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 Professional Research, Statements

Study Finds Low-Calorie Sweeteners Not Associated with Sweet Cravings

ATLANTA (October 30, 2014) —A recent study has concluded that low-calorie sweeteners, including sucralose, are not associated with increased cravings. In the study, researchers set out to determine if low-calorie sweeteners would cause increased sweet cravings when compared to sugar. They conducted four separate experiments, each with around 400 participants. In the experiments, each participant … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 Professional Research, Statements

New Study: Sweeteners Used by Successful Weight Loss Maintainers

A recent study published in the journal Obesity supplies further evidence that low-calorie sweetened beverages, including those that use sucralose (Splenda) can be useful for people who want to achieve and maintain a lower weight. Recently collected by a team of researchers, the new data comes from 434 participants in the landmark National Weight Control … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 Statements

New Research Analyzing 35 Years of Data Confirms Positive Effects of Low-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Loss

ATLANTA (May 13, 2014) – A new study recently presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Conference in San Diego, CA found the use of low-calorie sweeteners resulted in reductions in body weight. Researchers also concluded that the use of products containing low-calorie sweeteners do not lead to weight gain or cravings. For the meta-analysis study, … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 Professional Research, Statements

Extensive Research Demonstrates that Low-Calorie Sweeteners Provide the Same Feeling of Fullness as Sugar and Do Not Increase Appetite

A new comprehensive review concludes that low-calorie sweeteners including sucralose do not increase appetite or food intake or impact blood sugar levels. The review, accepted for publication in the British Journal of Nutrition, reviewed data regarding sugar substitutes, taste receptors, glucose absorption and insulin release.* The researchers analyzed a number of studies to evaluate the … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 Professional Research, Statements

Study Finds Sucralose Has Same Effect as Water on the Body

– Results Add to Evidence that Sucralose is Safe for People with Diabetes –  FT. WASHINGTON, PA (April 2, 2014) – Consuming sucralose in a drink is shown to have the same effect as water on a person’s sugar and insulin levels, according to a study reported in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 Professional Research, Statements

Calorie Control Council Statement on Schiffman Sucralose Review

ATLANTA (November 21, 2013) — A new review from Schiffman and Rother1 on biological issues related to sucralose is an opinion piece that reiterates past opinions expressed by Schiffman that have been previously refuted by experts in safety assessment.  The publication represents no additional research and does not consider the vast evidence on sucralose which … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 Professional Research, Statements

Calorie Control Council Response to Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Position on Sucralose

ATLANTA (June 12, 2013) — The Calorie Control Council is disappointed to learn that The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has changed its position on sucralose based on one unpublished and non-peer reviewed study, which has not been publicly released and is at odds with the wealth of scientific literature demonstrating the safety of … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 Statements

Study on Sucralose and Blood Sugar Should Be Interpreted with Caution

ATLANTA (May 31, 2013) — The findings from a study on sucralose and its potential effects on a small number of obese people who do not regularly use sucralose did not show that sucralose abnormally affects blood sugar or insulin levels.  The study contradicts numerous other human studies that have found that people with or … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 Professional Research, Statements

Unscientific Claims from Dr. Mercola Regarding Sucralose, DDT and Obesity Are out of Sync with More than 100 Scientific Studies

In an article recently posted on his website, Dr. Joseph Mercola has made baseless allegations that the low-calorie sweetener sucralose causes obesity and is as dangerous as DDT.  The Calorie Control Council notes that an overwhelming body of science supports the fact that sucralose has an excellent safety profile and has been conclusively tested in … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 Professional Research, Statements

2011 International Sweeteners Association Conference Consensus: Experts Recommend Low-Calorie Sweeteners such as Sucralose to Help Manage Weight

ATLANTA (June 23, 2011) Low-calorie sweeteners provide an effective solution to managing the desire to eat sweet things, according to health and nutrition experts meeting at the International Sweeteners Associations (ISA) recent 2011 conference in Brussels. Leading scientists in the field concluded that low-calorie sweeteners help fulfill our natural desire for sweet tastes, while helping … Continue reading

June 23, 2011 Professional Research, Statements

Calorie Control Council Response to a Sucralose Study by Abou-Donia, et al.

ATLANTA (September 23, 2008) — The Calorie Control Council takes this opportunity to respond to some of the points discussed in the study by Abou-Donia, et al. recently published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A.  The study alleges that SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular, (which contains a combination of maltodextrin and sucralose) … Continue reading

September 23, 2008 Professional Research, Statements

Simple Substitutions in Spring and Summer Help “Jump Start” Weight Loss

ATLANTA (May 18, 2006) — With summer around the corner, many people are scrambling to lose weight before bathing suit season arrives. There are hundreds of fad diets promising quick weight loss. Although drinking a special drink or eating only one type of food (or cutting out certain foods) may help you lose weight at first, … Continue reading

May 18, 2006 Professional Research, Statements

Sucralose Offers Safe Option for Controlling Calories

According to government officials, obesity is at an all time high and is one of the biggest threats to the health of adults and children. Sucralose, a no-calorie sweetener used in thousands of low-calorie and sugar-free products, is an important tool for those looking to control their caloric intake. Specifically, the naewly updated 2005 Dietary … Continue reading

February 15, 2005 Professional Research, Statements