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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...
Low-Calorie Sweeteners May be One Piece in Solving the Obesity Puzzle ATLANTA (February 8, 2008) A recent review of the scientific literature has concluded that low-calorie (or no-calorie) sweeteners can be helpful in resolving the obesity problem.  Although they are not magic bullets, low-...
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...
ATLANTA (January 20, 2009) The Calorie Control Council is concerned about findings published in the January 2009 issue of Diabetes Care.  The study findings do not reflect the scientific literature confirming the safety and benefits of low-calorie sweeteners and the products that contain them...
ATLANTA (April 13, 2009) It seems the old adage; “You are what you eat” is a little off.  According to research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it isn’t what you eat, but how much. Results from the two-year study, which assigned 811 overweight...
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