Brussels conference to address sweeteners and health

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The International Sweetener Association will focus industry minds on the contribution sweeteners can make to healthier eating, with a one-day conference in Brussels on 19 May.

The conference will being together scientific experts and food industry players to address topics such as desire for sweet taste, sweeteners and appetite, sweeteners in weight management, and safety assurances.

It will be hosted by television presenter Stefan Gates, with a speaker line-up including sweetener safety expert Prof Andy Renwick of the University of Southampton, UK), obesity epidemiologist Dr Tommy Visscher of Vrije Universitei in The Netherlands), and Dr Margaret Ashwell, nutrition scientist.

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