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
10/16/2014
A new study which claims that fructose may play a unique role in the development of obesity and diabetes is limited by several study flaws, including contradicting research, exaggerated consumption levels, small sample size and reliance on animal research. In the 21-person study “Fructose...
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...
09/10/2014
According to a recent study, a high consumption level of fructose does not lead to high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In the study, the researchers considered three different intake levels of added sugar, including fructose: 8% of calories (which is the upper level recommendation from...
09/10/2014
Available scientific evidence does not support a link between fructose consumption and risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD), according to a recent review published in The American Journal of Clinical Health. In the review, researchers considered evidence from 27 observation and...
09/10/2014
Moderate consumption of fructose does not lead to adverse metabolic health in adolescents, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, 40 participants took part in two 15-day trials: one for high-fructose sweetened beverages (HF) and one for high...
09/08/2014
Increasing your intake of fiber after a heart attack may reduce your risk of a subsequent heart attack, according to a recent study by Li et al. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, reviewed data from two large studies, the Nurses’ Health Study, which followed 121,700 U.S....
09/08/2014
Researchers find possible mechanism to explain why fiber is associated with reduced appetite, according to a new study by Frost et al. published in Nature Communications. In the study, the researchers supplemented high-fat diets of mice with a highly digestible fiber, inulin, or a poorly digested...
04/30/2014
A review article by Chattopadhyay et al. contained inaccurate information on low-calorie sweeteners, including aspartame, acesulfame potassium and saccharin. The review included a number of inaccuracies regarding low-calorie sweeteners, some of which are as follows: ·   ...
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