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2009 Articles

ATLANTA (November 1, 2006) - For many people, weight gain during the holidays seems to be an unavoidable fact of life. The parties, heavy eating occasions and family gatherings lead to overconsumption and tight clothes. The average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams...
A recent press release by the Sugar Association presented inaccurate information on low-calorie sweeteners and weight loss. It is disappointing that the Sugar Association feels it needs to defend sugar by maligning other sweeteners.The Sugar Association states that sugar has "just 15 calories...
ATLANTA (February 2007) - A new study conducted by Italian and French researchers and published in the Annals of Oncology indicates there is no association between low-calorie sweeteners and cancer. The researchers evaluated a variety of studies between the years of 1991 and 2004. These studies...
ATLANTA (June 27, 2007) – A new review of research shows low-calorie sweeteners may be one piece of the puzzle in helping solve the obesity problem.  Although not magic bullets, low-calorie sweeteners and the products that contain them can help people reduce their calorie intake. ...
Calorie Control Council Response to Allegations that Diet Soft Drink Consumption Might Be Associated with Metabolic SyndromeA recent observational study reported in the journal Circulation (“Soft Drink Consumption and Risk of Developing Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and the Metabolic Syndrome...
A recent study reported in the journal Obesity (“Overeating by Young Obesity-prone and Lean Rats Caused by Tastes Associated With Low Energy Foods”) needs to be considered in the proper scientific context, especially in relation to other previously published research that has reached...
ATLANTA (September 11, 2007) – A comprehensive review of more than 500 studies evaluating aspartame once again puts the rumors and myths to rest.  A panel of eight leading experts in the areas of toxicology, epidemiology, metabolism, pathology, biostatistics etc., conclusively determined...
ATLANTA (October 4, 2007) –Small changes in the diet may help prevent excessive weight gain among children. A recent study indicates small changes, such as eliminating 100 calories a day from the diet and adding 2,000 steps of physical activity, may help children lose or maintain weight. The...
The Calorie Control Council takes this opportunity to respond to points discussed in a paper, “Severe Weight Loss Caused by Chewing Gum,” recently published in the British Medical Journal.  The authors note that the polyol or sugar alcohol, sorbitol, found in reduced-calorie...
ATLANTA (January 11, 2008) – As the holiday season comes to a close and the champagne glasses and party trays are put away for next year, many people are finding the high-calorie foods and beverages of the holiday season have had a serious impact on their waistlines.“The good news about...
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