A new study out of the University of Sydney has discovered why artificial sweeteners can make both humans and animals hungrier. Published today in the Cell Metabolism journal, the study found a system...

Consuming artificially sweetened soft drink daily during pregnancy may be linked with increased infant body mass, researchers claim. In an article published online by JAMA Paediatrics, US and Canadian...

PepsiCo ditches aspartame in diet drinks in the US Global beverage giant PepsiCo has announced it will remove artificial aspartame from its Diet Pepsi product in the US later in 2015, after consumer backlash...

FSA study confirms aspartame ‘safe for human consumption’ People who self-identified as ‘sensitive to aspartame’ showed no symptoms after consuming food containing the artificial...

A quarter of UK consumers drinking less soft drink than they were six months ago, Mintel One in four consumers in the UK are drinking less Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) than they were six months ago and...

The Australian brand Organic Stevia Plant-derived sweetener stevia has been quietly gaining traction with consumers and usurping the traditional pecking order of more established sweeteners, according...

Carbonation, an essential component of popular soft drinks, alters the way the brain perceives sweetness and makes it difficult for the brain to determine the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners,...

Eating low-calorie sweetened products – especially when hungry or tired – may lead to a higher likelihood of seeking high-calorie alternatives later, due to a newly discovered signal in the brain,...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS), has published its draft re-evaluation of aspartame. Aspartame is used as an artificial sweetener...

The European Food Safety Authority has criticised a request by the European Commission for a re-evaluation of the safety of the sweetener aspartame.The Commission’s request comes despite the fact...