An overview of recent science and evidence on low calorie sweeteners, and their translation in the media

11:00 - 11:15

Despite rigorous safety assessments and comprehensive reviews attesting their safety, news headlines continue to connect sweeteners to a host of health issues including higher risk of stroke, dementia and glucose intolerance. Aspartame has long been shadowed by safety controversy and concerns have been raised about the carcinogenicity of stevia  -what is the science behind the headlines and what are the challenges, opportunities and new developments for research in this area?


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