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
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: ·   ...
04/30/2014
Previous studies have shown the benefit of fiber on digestive health, but according to a study published in Nature Medicine, consumption of fiber may also help with reducing inflammation caused by allergic reaction. In the study, researchers examined the effect of dietary fiber on inflammation...
04/30/2014
 A systematic review and meta-analysis by Chiu et al found that fructose does not cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In the study, researchers examined data from 13 controlled feeding trials to determine the effect of fructose on markers for NAFLD, including seven trials in...
04/30/2014
 A review paper by van Buul et al. has concluded that the current evidence does not link the consumption of fructose and fructose-containing sugars with the global obesity epidemic. The researchers of this review article criticized the arguments of those who consider fructose a significant...
04/30/2014
In a commentary featured in the April issue of Diabetes Care, researchers Kahn and Sievenpiper argue that blaming sugar, and specifically fructose, on the obesity and diabetes epidemics is misguided. In the article, the researchers note that much of the research linking sugar to obesity and...
04/10/2014
A recent study has found that aspartame reduced fat storage and increased a marker of lifespan in an animal model. In the study, the researchers concluded that their findings “imply that aspartame, either alone or in combination with other sweeteners, inhibits pathways that favor intestinal...
03/30/2014
Findings presented this weekend at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference assessing the potential association of post menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke, are flawed, do not support the majority of the scientific...
03/10/2014
ATLANTA, March 10, 2014 - According to The Calorie Control Council, claims made on The Dr. Oz Show that low calorie sweeteners cause food cravings and weight gain are misleading and contrary to a large body of scientific research.  Leading health groups such as the American Diabetes...
01/21/2014
ATLANTA (January 21, 2014) -- Every year, Americans happily gather at parties for Super Bowl Sunday to eat, drink and watch football history be made. Unfortunately, aside from taking in the big game, they’re also taking in some really big calories. As Super Bowl viewership has grown over the...
01/17/2014
A study published today by the American Journal of Public Health has found that overweight and obese adults need to think about reducing their overall caloric intake in order to lose and maintain weight.   In the study, the authors examined National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (...
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