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...
Join our Innovation Advisory Panel Meeting 15 June 2022

Innovation Advisory Panel (IAP) meeting

The SWEET project has organised our third Innovation Advisory Panel (IAP) meeting, which will  be held on 27th May 2021, from 14.00 to 17.30 CEST. Under the guidance of the SWEET Innovation Manager (ILSI Europe), IAPs meet annually to be updated on the project...
Take part in a SWEET Project Pilot

Take part in a SWEET Project Pilot

As part of the H2020 Sweet project Dr Paul Christiansen is running a pilot study to conduct a comprehensive psychometric evaluation of a scale that aims to measure attitudes towards sweeteners. The results from this work will feed in to a pan-European survey exploring...
The SWEET Project: Working with industry to understand sustainability of sweeteners

Three Questions: Meet Dr James Suckling

James, it’s great to meet with you. Please tell us about your work and your role in the SWEET project. I work in the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, at the University of Surrey in the UK. My role within the SWEET Project is to understand the sustainability...
Gender equality in the H2020 SWEET Project

Gender equality in the H2020 SWEET Project

The SWEET Consortium is pleased to introduce you to colleague and project partner Heleen Claringbould from Corepage. Heleen, tell us about Corepage. Corepage stands for Consult and Research in Participation and Gender. It is a bureau, involved in different...
Meet Lucie Geurts: ILSI Europe

Meet Lucie Geurts: ILSI Europe

What is your role in the project? In the SWEET project I am involved in work package 6 on ‘Stakeholder Engagement, Dissemination and Commercial Exploitation’. ILSI Europe is the SWEET Innovation Manager, which is a key role in the project aiming to identify and engage...
Meet Lisa Heggie, newest member of WP 4

Meet Lisa Heggie, newest member of WP 4

Lisa, it’s lovely to meet you. Please tell us a bit about yourself. I am a first-year PhD student at University College London, having taken up my position in January of 2020. Originally I am from Scotland’s east coast and I have lived in both Edinburgh and Glasgow...
Join our Innovation Advisory Panel Meeting 15 June 2022

June 2020 news bulletin

SWEET, a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project, is supported by a consortium of 29 pan-European research, consumer and industry partners, who will develop and review evidence on long term benefits and potential risks involved in switching over to sweeteners...
SWEET Project Update: May 2020

SWEET Project Update: May 2020

Summary:  context and overall objectives of the project The SWEET project has been designed to i) identify and address the barriers and facilitators to the use of sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) and ii) examine the risks and benefits of using S&SEs...
SWEET Team hard at work addressing COVID-19

SWEET Team hard at work addressing COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is now emerging information regarding risk factors for serious illness. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions or chronic...
Sweet Consortium Meeting, Surrey UK

Sweet Consortium Meeting, Surrey UK

The SWEET consortium gathered from 14th – 15 January 2020 at the Elm Grove Conference Centre, University of Roehampton, London. The team reviewed project progress and learned from one another. Face to face meetings are valuable in projects of this scale and...
SWEET  Project at Obesity Week 2019

SWEET Project at Obesity Week 2019

SWEET project information was made available to colleagues from dozens of countries and was discussed by consortium partner EASO at ObesityWeek 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. OW2019 is the largest obesity focused scientific and clinical meeting globally and presented an...