March 5, 2013
Celebrate National Nutrition Month 2013: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day
March is National Nutrition Month (NNM) and for 2013, the theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” This year’s theme emphasizes the advantages of developing a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences. This year marks the 40th anniversary of NNM, a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
November 7, 2012
Dieting During the Holidays
Year after year, most people will gain at least one to two pounds between October and February -- and keep the extra weight permanently. But this does not have to sabotage your goals. With a little know-how, you can satisfy your desire for traditional favorites and still enjoy a guilt-free holiday feast. Read more.
October 15, 2012
Falling into a Healthy Exercise and Eating Program
With the leaves changing color, the weather cooling off, it’s time to raid the closet again in search of a bulkier wardrobe. However, this should not signal an end to weight loss and physical fitness efforts. In fact, many people gain weight in the autumn months, side-tracked by dwindling daylight and the start of the busy holiday season. Read more.
July 10, 2012
New Statement from American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association Supports Low-Calorie Sweeteners as Useful Substitutes for sugar
Using low-calorie sweeteners in beverages and other foods has the potential to help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight and is helpful for glucose control for people with diabetes, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. See Why
October 19, 2011
Survey Shows Most Americans are Weight Conscious
Exercise, Smaller Portions and Low Calorie Foods are Most Popular Weight Loss Methods
National survey finds that eight out of ten American adult are weight conscious. Exercise, cutting back on sugar, using low calorie or reduced sugar products, and restricting the size of meal portions are the most common tactics for reducing weight. How Americans are trying to control weight.
September 2, 2011
Low-Calorie, Intense Sweeteners Can Help Support Weight Loss Efforts
It has been called one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century, with the numbers of those affected continuing to rise at an alarming rate. Once considered a problem only in high-income countries, obesity is now taking a toll on populations across the globe, including those in developing nations. Read more.
August 12, 2010
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 role of low-calorie sweeteners on hunger and blood glucose levels as well as to determine any potential link to the secretion of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1).
June 29, 2010
Consumption of Sugar Substitutes Assists in Long-Term Weight Control
Research shows that the consumption of sugar-free beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners such as sucralose increases dietary restraint, a key aspect of successful weight maintenance. As part of a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers analyzed calorie, protein, carbohydrate, fat and beverage intake, as well as the dietary restraint of over 300 individuals. Full Story
January 22, 2010
From Puffs to Pounds, Obesity Now as Big a Threat to Health as Smoking
New research reveals that America's obesity epidemic has become as big a threat as smoking when it comes to health-related quality of life. The study, conducted by researchers from Columbia University and the City College of New York, took place over a span of 15 years and included interviews with more than 3.5 million people. Full Story
September 23, 2008
Calorie Control Council Response to a Sucralose Study by Abou-Donia, et al.
April 14, 2008
"Spring into Shape" Before Summer
February 01, 2008
New Survey Reveals Dieting a Constant Concern
December 19, 2007
Staying Slim Over the Holidays
August 13, 2007
"Fall" Into Weight Loss With Sugar-Free Foods and Beverages