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Calorie Control Council Supports Message of Balancing Calorie Intake and Physical ActivityATLANTA (April 19, 2005) – The new Food Guidance System from the U.S. Department of Agriculture focuses on balancing the foods people eat with physical activity, a message the Calorie Control Council...
Consumers and Health Professionals Now Have a Resource for the Facts about the Sweetener SucraloseATLANTA (May 2, 2005) - Accurate and credible information on sucralose, a no-calorie sweetener, is now available on the Web via a new site - www.sucralose.org .The site:Provides consumers and health...
ATLANTA (December 16, 2005) - As the holiday season comes to a close and the new year approaches, many will make a vow to shed those unwanted pounds.  According to a recent Calorie Control Council survey, 54 percent of Americans - or 123 million people - are currently trying to reduce...
ATLANTA (March 8, 2006) - Consumers and health professionals can find accurate and reliable information about saccharin on the Web via www.saccharin.org.  The new and improved saccharin Web site has an updated look and feel with expanded information on the benefits and safety of this low-...
ATLANTA (April 4, 2006) – A new epidemiology study from the National Cancer Institute confirms previous study conclusions that there is no link between aspartame consumption and leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors.  The study, presented today at the American Association of Cancer...
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...
ATLANTA (July 19, 2006) - Sugar substitutes receive a strong endorsement this month from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has issued a fact sheet on sugar substitutes, and published it in the July/August issue of FDA Consumer magazine, carrying the headline, "No Calories…...
Foods and beverages sweetened with aspartame can help consumers lose weight, according to a recent review of previous aspartame studies published in the June issue of the British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin. Researchers examined 16 randomized controlled trials of aspartame and its...
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...
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