In the XVIII Congress framework Nutrition & # 39; Latin America (SLAN) 2018, Gregorio Varela, Professor of Nutrition and Bromatoloġija in San Pablo CEU University and a member of the Board of Directors Spanish Nutrition society (SEN), explained that no calorie sweetener sweeteners (ENCS), commonly known as sugar substitutes, are safe for consumption.
Faced with the entitled table assistants "The substances interests of providing low sweetened with or without calories in reducing sugar consumption", the expert pointed out that hygiene & # 39 ; this type of & # 39; ingredients is an aspect that was evaluated by & # 39; a periodic manner by many scientific and international regulatory bodies committees, such as the Joint FAO / WHO Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) to approved its use.
On this commission, the specialist noted that 99% of the countries in the world are members, ie 188 countries, along with & # 39; 240 observers, including consumer organizations, NGOs and international organizations such as the so with decisions made are transparent and are constantly monitored and reviewed by its participants.
In his participation, Susana Socolovsky, a doctor in Chemical Sciences University & # 39; Buenos Aires and president of the Association of holdings & # 39; Argentina Association (AATA) explained that, as part of the process & # 39; & # 39 assessment; these ingredients, allowance & # 39; admissible daily intake (ADI), which is capable of measuring the index of consumer safety & # 39; food additive and is defined as "the maximum amount of & # 39; substances that an individual can & # 39; consume daily over lifetime without causing any adverse effects to your health." He emphasized that, to ensure S- consumer safety, even in sensitive population groups, the ADI recommended by the wHO is 100 times less than the amount that should be consumed daily to suffer any kind & # 39; adverse effect.
Similarly, Lluis Serra-Majem, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University & # 39; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and president of the Foundation for Research Nutritional (FIN), said that there are some myths about non-calorie sweeteners sweetness of non & # 39; information and & # 39; bad generalization. F & # 39; this sense, the expert pointed out that the chemical composition of & # 39; each of these ingredients is different, so the studies can not be generalized additive, but each has the process a & # 39; its own assessment.
He stressed that society can not stop believing in the effort of the joint FAO committees, WHO and international agencies to believe what he says the blog & # 39; someone who m & # 39; has technical knowledge . He also called on health professionals to endeavor to establish a more assertive communication to the public aware that global food decisions are based on advances in science and technology.
Finally, the experts, who are also part of the newly group published the Consensus Ibero-American on sweeteners b & # 39; low & # 39; calorie or calorie, concluded that this type of allo 39; ingredients can & # 39; & # 39 b is used, safe way in ADI limits as an alternative to sugar intake. and addressing & # 39; health problems such as diabetes, overweight and obesity. They added that the entry of & # 39; this type of & # 39; products will increase in the current context in which the food industry is reformulating their products contemplated in IDA approved worldwide.