Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Do Low Calorie Sweeteners Make You Fat?

Presented by Connie Diekman M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA 1 CPEU Level II Suggested learning codes: 2030, 5370 CPEU available until July 2013


Do Low Calorie Sweeteners Make You Fat? is a one-hour e-learning session providing  extensive background information regarding low calorie sweeteners widely used in the US. An updated understanding of the process of safety validation and an explanation of what the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) values mean to the RD is included. The discussion features a review of the summary from the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) and position paper on Sweeteners. Additionally, an examination of the recent conflicting media reports regarding the role of low calorie sweeteners (LCS) on appetite, satiety, energy intake, insulin secretion and diabetes is presented. A careful review of data from 2011 and 2012 presented in the New England Journal of Medicine and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition are incorporated to highlight the most recent updates in LCS information. A summary focusing on the practical implications of this information for the RD is a special feature of this presentation.