Press Room

The Press Room contains Calorie Control Council press releases, an archive of the CCC Newsletters, and current trends and statistics.

Commentary
Read the Calorie Control Commentary newsletter for timely information on low-calorie and reduced-fat foods and beverages, weight management, physical activity and healthy eating.
Trends and Stats
More Americans are on diets. In general, people continue to understand that traditional dieting (deprivation, short-term solutions) spell failure. Instead, it takes permanent lifestyle changes to take and keep weight off. Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults are currently dieting.
Latest Press Releases
03/17/2015
The recent study “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)” (1) suffers from several limitations, which likely confound the study’s conclusions. The...
03/13/2015
Extensive testing on low-calorie sweeteners conducted over several decades has concluded that they do not negatively impact glycemic indices and insulin (1,2). Therefore, the recent allegations by Suez et al. (3) that "artificial sweeteners" induce glucose intolerance and thus cause...
02/27/2015
A new randomized controlled trial, the gold standard of clinical research trials, has concluded that fructose does not increase blood pressure (BP) or uric acid (UA) levels at normal consumption levels, calculated to be the average amount consumed by the American population.  About the Study...
02/11/2015
In one study, families cut sugar intake by 40% with simple swaps A public awareness campaign launched in early January by Public Health England to help reduce sugar intake, particularly among children, has already gained more than 300,000 sign-ups in the first month following the launch. ...
01/14/2015
 ATLANTA (January 15, 2015) -- On February 1, living rooms, basements and kitchens could be filled by 62 million football fans gathering to watch the Big Game, according to the most recent data from the National Retail Federation. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also notes...
11/06/2014
New research from the University of Washington examining data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) of more than 22,000 people has found that consumers of foods and beverages made with no, low, and reduced-calorie sweeteners have better quality diets and are more likely...
10/31/2014
A large, prospective study of more than 100,000 older men and women has concluded that moderate aspartame consumption is not associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In the study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers from the American Cancer Society used data...
10/08/2014
The safety and benefits of low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose, have long been verified by regulatory agencies and health organizations around the world, including the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. However, a recent segment featured...
10/03/2014
A new study of more than 1,600 people has concluded that fructose is not associated with the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).* Participants in this study were from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS) which included 8,760 people born in one hospital between 1934 and 1944...
09/17/2014
ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2014 -- According to the Calorie Control Council*, study findings published today in a Nature** article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota") are at odds with leading health organizations and many other peer-reviewed...
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