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North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute

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Washington, DC  20005

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​​​​​The North American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI North America) is a public, non-profit scientific foundation that advances the understanding and application of science related to the nutritional quality and safety of the food supply.

2013 Annual Report
​​ About Us
The organization carries out its mission by sponsoring research programs, professional and educational programs and workshops, seminars, and publications, as well as providing a neutral forum for government, academic, and industry scientists to discuss and resolve scientific issues of common concern for the well-being of the general public. ILSI North America's programs are supported primarily by its industry membership.
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An Evidence-Based Overview of PHOs and Coronary Heart Disease Risk

​Access the presentation slides from this session held at the 2014 American Oil Chemists' Society Annual Meeting and Expo here.

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2014 Annual Meeting Presentations Available!

​Presentations from the 2014 Annual Meeting are now posted here. Video recordings of sessions will be posted as they become available.

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Videos from Experimental Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions!

​View videos of our scientific sessions on Fortification and Neurocognition!

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Fortified Foods Are Major Contributors to Nutrient Intakes in Diets of US Children and Adolescents
Journal Article, 2014
This paper examines the impact of fortification on nutrient adequacy and excess among US children and adolescents. Read More

Fortification: new findings and implications
Journal Article, 2014
This article discusses and evaluates the value of fortification, the success of current fortification efforts, and the future role of fortification in preventing or reversing nutrient inadequacies. Read More

Impact of stearic acid and oleic acid on hemostatic factors
Journal Article, 2014
The aim of this study is to compare the effects of stearic acid with those of oleic acid on markers of hemostasis. Read More

Dietary Acrylamide and Human Cancer: A Systematic Review of Literature
Journal Article, 2014
This is a publication of the work of the 2010 Food & Chemical Safety Committee Summer Fellow Read More

Low-calorie sweeteners and body weight and composition: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies
Journal Article, 2014
A systematic literature search identified 15 RCTs and 9 prospective cohort studies that examined LCSs from foods or beverages or LCSs consumed as tabletop sweeteners Read More

Cleaning and Sanitation of Salmonella-Contaminated Peanut Butter Processing Equipment
Journal Article, 2014
Microbial contamination of peanut butter by Salmonella poses a significant health risk as Salmonella may remain viable throughout the product shelf life. Effective cleaning and sanitation of processing lines are essential for preventing cross-contamination. Read More

Fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or indexes of liver health: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal Article, 2014
This paper examined the effect of different amounts and forms of dietary fructose on the incidence or prevalence of NAFLD and indexes of liver health in humans. Read More

Beverage caffeine intakes in the U.S.
Journal Article, 2013
This study estimated the caffeine intakes of the U.S. population using a comprehensive beverage survey, the Kantar Worldpanel Beverage Consumption Panel. Read More


 The ILSI North America Food & Chem Safety 2012 Summer Fellow


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IUFoST 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology
Montreal, Canada 8/17/2014 - 8/21/2014
ILSI North America's recent work on partially hydrogenated oils, public-private partnerships, and food-relevant chemicals in ToxCast will be presented.
Energy Balance at the Crossroads: Translating the Science into Action
Webcast 8/28/2014 - 8/28/2014
This is a joint webcast presented by ILSI North America, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine, and the International Food Information Council
ObesityWeek™ 2014
Boston, Massachusetts 11/2/2014 - 11/7/2014
Preeminent event covering the full scope of the obesity issue from cutting-edge research presentations to intervention and public policy discussions.