Berna Magnuson
Berna Magnuson, PhD, ATS Fellow

Vice President
Health Science Consultants
Mississauga, ON, Canada

Holly R. Wyatt
Holly R. Wyatt, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Associate Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Activity Details

Credit Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Credit Amount: 1.0
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Expiration Date: October 20, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1 hour
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee for participating in this activity.

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.


Berna Magnuson, PhD, ATS Fellow
Speaker Honoraria: Coca Cola

Holly R. Wyatt, MD
Royalty: Up-to-Date
Intellectual Property/Patent: Energy Gap
Consulting Fee: Takeda
Speakers Bureau: CME Insite, Global Directions in Medicine, IMNE
Contracted Research: American Beverage Association, DuPont, Gelesis, GI Dynamics, National Cattleman's Beef Association, Novo Nordisk
Ownership Interest: Active Planet, LLC, Shakabuku, LLC
Board Member/Advisory Panel: Atkins, Eisai, Retrofit, Vivus
Co-author (Book): State of Slim published by Rodale
Honorarium: American Diabetes Association

Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.


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Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 21, 2016 to October 20, 2017.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the videos, complete the CME posttest, and complete the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as many people trying to lose weight switch to diet beverages as a way to reduce their caloric intake. Studies have shown that low- and no-calorie sweeteners, as well as lower sugar intake, may help reduce calories, thereby promoting weight loss, particularly when used as part of a weight management program. However, there is ongoing controversy over whether low- and no-calorie sweetener usage poses health risks. Thus, it is essential for health care providers to be equipped with the proper knowledge about these sweeteners in order to educate patients and address their concerns. In these CME webinars, expert faculty will review the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners, as well as the evidence of their safety and potential benefit in aiding weight management.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with overweight or obesity.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the evidence for safety assessment and regulatory approval of low- and no-calorie sweeteners.
  • Explain the metabolic fate of low- and no-calorie sweeteners in our body following consumption and how this information can be used to address current controversies regarding safety of use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners.
  • Assess new dietary guidelines that include guidance regarding the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners and how they may affect patient care.
  • Review the evidence regarding the impact that low- and no-calorie sweeteners have on patients with overweight and obesity.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2016 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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