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Jan 21, 2016, 09:05 ET
According to the Calorie Control Council and the USDA, a relatively modest consumption of foods and beverages in a game day party menu, including pizza, chicken wings, potato chips, beef nachos and beer or sodas, adds up to more than 2,400 calories and 121 g of fat.

When the Big Game turns into the Big Gorge: 5 Tips to Sideline Calories

On February 7, homes may be filled by 62 million football fans gathering to watch the Big Game, according to the National Retail Federation. The...

Mar 17, 2015, 12:05 ET
Results of Study on Diet Sodas Should be Treated with Caution Due to Study Limitations, according to the Calorie Control Council (

Results of Study on Diet Sodas Should be Treated with Caution Due to Study Limitations, according to the Calorie Control Council

The recent study "Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San...

Jan 15, 2015, 08:20 ET
To help football fans avoid the penalties that can come with a 2,400 calorie game day party feast, the Calorie Control Council (CCC) took a look at a sample food spread and offered pre-game tips to make better nutritional decisions while celebrating. More at

The Big Game Party: 6 Tips to Defend Against Too Many Calories

 On February 1, living rooms, basements and kitchens could be filled by 62 million football fans gathering to watch the Big Game, according to...

Dec 22, 2014, 13:09 ET
With weight loss typically on the top of many New Year's resolutions, the Calorie Control Council offered five tips to help consumers beat the odds and stick to it into January and beyond.

5 Tips for Sticking to the Weight Loss New Year's Resolution

 A November Gallup poll revealed that only half of those wanting to lose weight are actually trying. With weight loss typically on the top of...

Nov 20, 2014, 12:17 ET
How to deal with the 3,000 calorie Thanksgiving meal: Tips from the Calorie Control Council

Stuff the Bird, Not Yourself

According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat...

Nov 06, 2014, 14:38 ET
Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington

A Study of a Decade of Data Finds Low-Calorie Sweetener Consumers Have Better Diets, Exercise More

 New research from the University of Washington examining data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) of more than...

Nov 03, 2014, 10:12 ET
Aspartame is a popular low-calorie sweetener used  in soft drinks, yogurt and other foods and beverages.

American Cancer Society Researchers Find No Increased Risk of Cancer from Aspartame Consumption, as reported by the Calorie Control Council

A large, prospective study of more than 100,000 older men and women has concluded that moderate aspartame consumption is not associated with an...

Sep 17, 2014, 18:22 ET

Study Findings on Low Calorie Sweeteners, Diabetes Risk and Obesity Not Supported by Health Authorities and Other Studies, according to the Calorie Control Council

 According to the Calorie Control Council*, study findings published today in a Nature** article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose...

Jul 15, 2014, 15:28 ET
University and medical researchers found that some desserts, when made with added soluble fiber (dextrin) and sucralose in place of added sugar, had positive effects on blood sugar and insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes. More at (PRNewsFoto/Calorie Control Council)

Study found blood sugar levels not affected by sucralose-sweetened desserts

  Research Significant for People with Type 2 Diabetes, says Calorie Control Council Adding to the current body of science on the impact of...

May 21, 2014, 16:25 ET
FDA Approves Advantame as New Sweetener (PRNewsFoto/Calorie Control Council)

FDA Approves Advantame as New Sweetener

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new high intensity sweetener, Advantame, for general use in foods and...

May 13, 2014, 10:12 ET

New Research Analyzing 35 Years of Data Confirms Positive Effects of Low-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Loss

A new study recently presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Conference in San Diego, CA found the use of low-calorie sweeteners resulted in...

Mar 30, 2014, 14:48 ET

Research on Diet Drinks and Heart Issues Not Supported by Majority of Scientific Evidence, says the Calorie Control Council

 Findings presented this weekend at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference assessing the potential association of post menopausal...

Mar 11, 2014, 07:00 ET
Sylvia Melendez Klinger, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT and Dr. James Hill at the University of Colorado and co-founder of America on the Move.  (PRNewsFoto/Calorie Control Council)

The Dr. Oz Show Claims about Low Calorie Sweeteners Disproven by Leading Health Organizations and Numerous Scientific Studies

 According to The Calorie Control Council, claims made yesterday on The Dr. Oz Show that low calorie sweeteners cause food cravings and weight...

Dec 10, 2013, 12:58 ET

EFSA Review Shows Aspartame is Safe

 The Calorie Control Council* is pleased that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today released a final opinion on aspartame that...

Sep 27, 2013, 12:31 ET
The Truth About Low Calorie Sweetener Consumption: Contrary to The Dr. Oz Show claim, consumers actually use less than one pound per year of low calorie sweeteners. SOURCE: The Calorie Control Council.  (PRNewsFoto/Calorie Control Council)

The Dr. Oz Show Gets It Wrong About Low Calorie Sweeteners, According to Calorie Control Council

Today's segment of The Dr. Oz Show claiming low calorie sweeteners cause weight gain was not based on scientific...

Jul 10, 2013, 17:45 ET

Opinion Piece on Low-Calorie Sweeteners Only Tells One Side of the Story, says Calorie Control Council

 The views put forth in the opinion piece, "Artificial sweeteners produce the counterintuitive effect of inducing metabolic derangements,"1...

Jun 10, 2013, 11:50 ET

Study Shows Low-Calorie Sweeteners Can Help Manage Diabetes

 A new review in the summer 2013 edition of US Endocrinology found that low-calorie sweeteners can be used to both help prevent and manage Type...

Oct 24, 2012, 14:00 ET

New Comment from Calorie Control Council on the Safety of Aspartame

 Over 200 studies have demonstrated the safety of aspartame, and nutrition experts and regulatory bodies world-wide continue to reaffirm that...

Jul 13, 2012, 07:15 ET

New Statement From American Heart Association And American Diabetes Association Supports Low-calorie Sweeteners As Useful Substitutes For Sugar

 Using low-calorie sweeteners in beverages and other foods has the potential to help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight and is...

May 29, 2012, 14:06 ET

Updated Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Position Paper Confirms Safety And Benefits Of Low-Calorie Sweeteners

 Consumers can safely enjoy a range of sweeteners, both full-calorie and low-calorie ones, as part of a healthy diet guided by current...