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
04/10/2014
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 (...
01/06/2014
A recent opinion article underestimated the benefits of low-calorie sweeteners. Low-calorie sweeteners have been shown to help with weight management and blood sugar control. Low-calorie sweeteners can be beneficial in aiding with glycemic control. Several human studies have found that low-calorie...
12/30/2013
Low-calorie sweeteners in drinks do not affect people’s liking or wanting of sweetened beverages, according to a new study. In the study, by Griffioen-Roose et al., 40 participants consumed either a drink containing sugar or a low-calorie sweetener over four weeks. The drinks ranged from no-...
12/30/2013
A study funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council has found that consumption of sucralose and acesulfame potassium has no effect on blood glucose and insulin levels. Additionally, the study found that neither of the sweeteners have an effect on how quickly the stomach...
12/30/2013
A recent study has found that children given sugar-free drinks instead of sugar-sweetened drinks might not make up for the missing calories from other sources and might, therefore, gain less weight. The study looked at feeling of fullness, liking and wanting in 144 children who had their daily...
12/19/2013
According to a new study, swapping fructose for other carbohydrates does not impact triglycerides. The systematic review found that when fructose replaced another type of carbohydrate, calories were kept the same and there was no increase in postprandial triglyceride levels, which is the amount of...
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