Newswise — Washington D.C. – Should we avoid sweet-tasting foods because they lead us to eat more? What does the research say? Is there enough research?

IAFNS is offering a free webinar on April 20 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET geared towards what we know now and where future research needs to go.

Recently, researchers mapped published studies that looked at total dietary sweetness, sweet foods, sugar or sweetener intake and body weight outcomes. The authors retrieved many studies that looked at associations between body weight and sweet intakes, but there was limited evidence on the association between total dietary sweetness and body weight.

This April 20th webinar will present the outcomes of the evidence map and an overview of the development, methodology and validation of key taste databases. The presentation will include the results of studies that relate dietary sweetness exposure to body weight in two Dutch populations. It will also include a discussion of research gaps and next steps.

1.0 Continuing Professional Education Units will be provided to Commission on Dietetic Registration-credentialed practitioners. 

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This free webinar is supported by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS), which is committed to leading positive change across the food and beverage ecosystem. IAFNS is a 501(c)(3) science-focused nonprofit uniquely positioned to mobilize government, industry and academia to drive, fund and lead actionable research.

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Virtual Event Link: Dietary Sweetness & Body Weight: What Do We Know And Where Do We Go From Here?

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Dietary Sweetness & Body Weight: What Do We Know And Where Do We Go From Here?