A Suite of Sweeteners in SWEET

A Suite of Sweeteners in SWEET

James Suckling, Research Fellow, Centre for Environment and Sustainability & Institute for Sustainability, University of Surrey (UK) SWEET has been exploring the ramifications of replacing added sugar with sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SE) from...
Editor’s Choice publication in Obesity

Editor’s Choice publication in Obesity

SWEET partners have published a recent article in the journal Obesity which has been selected as Editor’s Choice. The research represents a sub-study of SWEET WP3. We were pleased to interview lead author Michelle Pang to discuss the paper, The effect of weight loss...
WHO Guideline on the use of non-sugar sweeteners

WHO Guideline on the use of non-sugar sweeteners

New World Health Organisation(WHO) guidelines to reduce free sugars includes a conditional recommendation that non-sugar sweeteners not be used for achieving weight control or reducing the risk of NCDs. The full report has received significant media attention and some...
SWEET Project Showcase

SWEET Project Showcase

Highlights and commentary from the SWEET Project innovation and advisory panel discussion on innovation and application of sweeteners and sweetness enhancer blends The EU SWEET Project team was pleased to host members of the SWEET project consortium and industry...
New SWEET Project publication: Making sugar sweeter

New SWEET Project publication: Making sugar sweeter

Thaumatin: a sweetness enhancer that can reduce the quantity and environmental impact of added sugar in food and beverage and benefit rural West African communities A new study undertaken as part of the SWEET Project https://sweetproject.eu and led by the University...
The Sweetener Erythritol in the news

The Sweetener Erythritol in the news

Everyone seems to be talking about the new study published in Nature Medicine warning that Erythritol, a popular alternate sweetener, may contribute to clogged arteries and strokes. Dr Santiago Navas Carretero a member of the SWEET Project consortium from The...
SWEET Project: Innovation Advisory Panel 5

SWEET Project: Innovation Advisory Panel 5

We are pleased to invite you to join members of the SWEET Project Consortium for the 5th (and final) Innovation Advisory Panel will be an in-person event with remote participation options held on Thursday 6th April 2023 from 11.00 to 13.00 CEST in Dijon, France as...
SWEET Project Update

SWEET Project Update

We are now in the final year of the SWEET Project. Professor Jason Halford, one of the project coordinators and president of the European Association for the Study of Obesity shares a brief...
Sugar Sweeteners and Health: new research

Sugar Sweeteners and Health: new research

We are pleased to share new research publication from the SWEET Project team. The paper here was developed within Work Package 4 and is based on findings from the Lifelines Cohort Study in 2022 on the association between sugar-sweetened beverages, low/no calorie...
SWEET New Investigators Group Update

SWEET New Investigators Group Update

The SWEET New Investigators Group was initiated to develop and improve collaboration between the early career professionals in EU H2020 Project SWEET, which investigates the long-term benefits and potential risks of using sweeteners and sweetness enhancers to support...
Gut Microbiome and Sweeteners

Gut Microbiome and Sweeteners

Join the International Food Information Council (IFIC) for a free webinar, Gut Check: Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners and the Gut Microbiome November 10, 20222pm ET60 minute live webinarRegistration required Reducing consumption of added sugars is a recommendation made...
The H2020 SWEET Consortium: Jacco Bastings

The H2020 SWEET Consortium: Jacco Bastings

The SWEET Summer School and annual consortium meeting were held in June 2022 in San Sebastian, Spain. Jacco Bastings, PhD student based at Maastricht University and a key contributor to SWEET Work Package 2, commented on the three-day event as a member of the SWEET...
SWEET presents at American Diabetes Association Meeting

SWEET presents at American Diabetes Association Meeting

The SWEET Consortium was pleased to be represented at the American Diabetes Association 82nd scientific session in New Orleans Michelle Pang, PhD-student in Maastricht involved in WP3, was invited as a speaker to present a live-streamed mini-symposium about...
Non-caloric Sweeteners and Metabolic Health: Ellen Blaak

Non-caloric Sweeteners and Metabolic Health: Ellen Blaak

A recent paper from the Elinav group at the Weizman Institute of Science (Cell, 2022) garnered quite some attention across scientific and popular media around adverse effects of non-caloric sweeteners and their negative health impact. The research question is whether...
SWEET New Investigators Group: Summer 2022 Update

SWEET New Investigators Group: Summer 2022 Update

Since July 2021, the SWEET New Investigators Group has convened monthly to support networking and promote research collaboration among the early career professionals involved in the EU SWEET Project.  During each meeting, a different researcher from one of the six...
SWEET Consortium Presents Symposium at ECO2022

SWEET Consortium Presents Symposium at ECO2022

The SWEET consortium was pleased to present an invited symposium at Zoom Forward 22, the 29th annual European Congress on Obesity held in Maastricht and online. Congress registration exceeded 2000 delegates. The SWEET project looks at alternate sweeteners and...
Major New Review on Sweeteners Published

Major New Review on Sweeteners Published

This new systematic review and meta analysis from Magali Rios-Leyvraz and Jason Montez was funded by the WHO and supported by the government of Japan and will form the basis for their upcoming recommendations. 283 studies were included in the review. Meta-analyses...
SWEET New Investigators Group

SWEET New Investigators Group

The SWEET New Investigators Group met online for the first time on 19 July, bringing together international postgraduate and early career researchers from SWEET Work Packages 1 to 6. The overarching aim of the SWEET New Investigators Group is to facilitate regular...