…a hot take on a trending topic
Trending Topics articles are published in timely response to recent media and journal articles, position statements, clinical guidelines, etc. Since they are based on the most recent evidence/publications, they may not be consistent with PEN evidence in other PEN content areas. As soon as possible, when this occurs, the PEN content will be reviewed and updated as needed.
Is Allulose Sweetener Safe to Use in Canada?
Recently, there’s been more attention in the media on the sugar substitute allulose. The PEN Team thought a look into allulose’s characteristics was warranted to help guide practitioners when responding to client questions about this sugar substitute.
Energy Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents: What’s Happening?
A recently published systematic review builds on a previous review examining the evidence of the physical effects of energy drink consumption on children and adolescents.
Should My Clients Consume Less Aspartame? The Recent WHO/IARC Report on the Health Impacts of Aspartame
The Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives just released a report assessing the health impacts of aspartame. The PEN Team has been watching the media headlines in anticipation of the report’s release to determine whether a change in practice recommendation was needed on the safety of the daily consumption of aspartame.
New Non-Sugar Sweetener Guideline from the World Health Organization
The World Health Organization recently released the Use of Non-Sugar Sweeteners: WHO Guideline. The guideline is based on a 2022 systemic review that used GRADE to summarize the evidence and make a practice recommendation.
Does Erythritol Consumption Add to Cardiovascular Risk?
A recent study examined erythritol and the risk of atherothrombotic disease. The PEN Team decided to continue the conversation, exploring whether the study findings suggest taking a closer look at the current practice guidance on sugar alcohols.