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The ABCs of LCS: Addressing Benefits and Concerns of Low-Calorie Sweeteners
Major health agencies recommend a reduction in added sugars consumption to <5-10% of calories. Low-calorie sweeteners represent an important strategy to achieve these public health targets with current evidence supporting the intended benefits of low-calorie sweeteners as being similar to that of other strategies to reduce excess calories from added sugars. There is, however, an emerging concern that low-calorie sweeteners may not have the intended benefit and may even have unintended harm increasing the risk of obesity and its downstream cardiometabolic complications. A careful review of the available evidence suggests that these concerns may be misplaced.

Join us to hear IFIC’s consumer research findings on perceptions of low-calorie sweeteners followed by Dr. John Sievenpiper discussing the scientific evidence that addresses the benefits and concerns with low-calorie sweeteners, including his research program’s recent systematic reviews and network meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials.

The webinar will last 60 minutes, and a 30 minute Q&A period will follow. Please register below to attend this webinar!

Note: IFIC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0-1.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this webinar.

Dec 9, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kris Sollid, RD
Senior Director, Nutrition Communications at IFIC
Kris Sollid is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for improving nutrition science communications. As the Senior Director, Nutrition Communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC), Kris leads IFIC’s nutrition team. Since joining IFIC in 2009, his role has included creating continuing professional education resources, leading consumer research projects, engaging with social and traditional media and authoring articles for IFIC’s website, as well as external consumer and peer-reviewed publications.
John L Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, and Staff Physician and Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist who holds appointments as an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Physician and Scientist and St. Michael’s Hospital. He has established an internationally recognized research program focused on using randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses to address questions of clinical and public health importance in relation to diet and cardiometabolic disease prevention. He is the recipient of numerous awards. He is directly involved in clinical practice guidelines development for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease with appointments to expert committees in Canada and Europe. He has authored more than 190 papers.