• Basic Research
    What are the estimated non-nutritive sweetener consumption levels (saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose, neotame) and are they within acceptable daily intake limits?
    • Conclusion

      Cross-sectional research conducted outside the United States, is consistent in finding that non-nutritive sweetener intakes for adults and children are below the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) set by regulatory bodies outside the United States. Persons with diabetes and young children had the highest non-nutritive sweetener intakes, when expressed as mg/kg body weight. Evidence regarding non-nutritive sweetener intakes in the United States is limited to descriptive data on aspartame consumption from 1984 to 1992.

       note: Mouse over the underlined words (ADI) to view the definition. 
    • Grade: II
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.