Just want to quickly share with you a very interesting info-graphic on low calorie sweetener consumption. This info-graphic was presented at the IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain by Professor Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center of Public Health Nutrition, at the University of Washington. He is also a director of the University’s Center for Obesity Research.
It shows that low calorie sweetener can be used as a tool in weight management.
“When combined with a healthy diet, being physically active and adopting other healthy behaviours, the use of low calorie sweeteners to reduce overall calorie intake is appropriate for weight loss.” (Professor Adam Drewnowski)
I like the info-graphic. It gives me a good idea of how and who uses low-calorie sweeteners.
It’s very interesting! So, based on Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington (2013):
– Consumers of low calorie-sweeteners tend to be women over the age of 40
– Consumers of low calorie-sweeteners are less likely to smoke and more likely to be physically active
– Consumers of low calorie-sweeteners are likely to try managing their body weight
Due to copyright issue, I cannot show you the info-graphic here. However, I can direct you to the correct website, so you can see it for yourself. Click here.
Center for Public Health Nutrition, University of Washington.
Drewnowski, Adam. 2013. Info-graphic: the facts behind low calorie sweetener consumption. University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Gray, Nathan. 2013. Info-graphic: the facts behind low calorie sweetener consumption. Food Navigator. http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science-Nutrition/Infographic-The-facts-behind-low-calorie-sweetener-consumption#Info.