Added Sugars and Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in a Representative Sample of Food Products Consumed by the Spanish ANIBES Study Population



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Samaniego-Vaesken, Mª de Lourdes and Ruiz, Emma and Partearroyo Cediel, Teresa and Aranceta-Bartrina, Javier and Gil, Ángel and González-Gross, Marcela and Ortega Anta, Rosa María and Serra-Majem, Lluis and Varela-Moreiras, Gregorio (2018) Added Sugars and Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in a Representative Sample of Food Products Consumed by the Spanish ANIBES Study Population. Nutrients, 10 (9). p. 1265. ISSN 2072-6643

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Low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS), intensely sweet compounds that virtually contain no calories, are used to replace added sugars in food and drinks. Knowledge about different LNCS data in Spanish foods and added sugar sources in Spain is limited, therefore our aim was to identify and compare their presence across main food groups consumed. Food and beverage products (n = 434) were obtained from the ANIBES Study (anthropometric data, macronutrients and micronutrients intake, practice of physical activity, socioeconomic data and lifestyles), a cross sectional study of a representative sample of the Spanish population (9–75 years old; n = 2009) carried out in 2013. Food records were obtained from a three-day dietary record using a tablet device. Label data from 1,164 products of different brands were collected and reviewed for content of added sugars and LNCS. LNCS were present in diet soft drinks (100%), “other sweets” (89%), soya drinks (45%), and yogurt and fermented milks (18%). Added
sugars were present mainly in sugar soft drinks (100%), energy drinks (96%), sports drinks (96%), bakery and pastry (100%), chocolates (100%), ice cream (100%), breakfast cereals/bars (96%)
and jams (89%). Main LNCS were acesulfame K, aspartame, cyclamate and sucralose. Sucrose, dextrose, glucose-fructose syrup, caramel and honey were the main added sugars. Our results show the diversity of foods groups including these ingredients. These data are not compiled in food composition databases, which
should be periodically updated to include LNCS and added sugars to facilitate their assessment and monitoring in nutritional surveys.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:added sugars; low- and no-calorie sweeteners; additives; food groups; processed foods; Spanish population
Subjects:Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Dietetics and nutrition
ID Code:70095
Deposited On:07 Feb 2022 13:36
Last Modified:07 Feb 2022 14:53

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