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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.

2014 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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ILSI North America News
Stay up to date on all ILSI North America events and activities by subscribing to our quarterly newsletter.
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2016 ILSI North America Future Leader Award Call for Nominations

The North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute is soliciting nominations of individuals to be considered to receive its 2016 Future Leader Award. For complete details about this award and requirements for consideration, please click here.

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Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool

The ILSI North America Food and Chemical Safety Committee sponsored the development of the Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool. Access the tool at

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Videos available from IAFP 2014
Videos of sessions and posters, sponsored by the Food Microbiology Committee and Food & Chemical Safety Committees are available here!​
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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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Risk Workshop and FNSP 2014 Mid-Year Meeting
Videos of speakers from the “The Role and Use of Nutritional Studies in Evaluating the Safety of a Food or Ingredient” as well as the ILSI NA Food, Nutrition, & Safety Program mid-year meeting are now posted on ILSI's YouTube Channel.
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Considerations on an Approach for Establishing a Framework for Bioactive Food Components
Journal Article
Bioactive food components have shown potential health benefits for more than a decade. Currently there are no recommended levels of intake [i.e., Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)] as there are for nutrients and fiber. Read More

Predicting adult weight change in the real world: a systematic review and meta-analysis accounting for compensatory changes in energy intake or expenditur
Journal Article
Dhurandhar_IJOb14_WeightChangeAdults.pdf Read More

Energy Balance at a Crossroads: Translating the Science into Action
Journal Article
Manore_JAND14_EnBal.pdf Read More

Utility of a New Food Value Analysis Application to Evaluate Trade-offs When Making Food Selections
Journal Article
This manuscript describes the utility of the Food Value Analysis online application. Read More

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

Low-calorie sweeteners and body weight and composition: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies
Journal Article
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

Fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or indexes of liver health: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal Article
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

Consumption of Low-Calorie Sweeteners among U.S. Adults Is Associated with Higher Healthy Eating Index (HEI 2005) Scores and More Physical Activity
Journal Article
In this study, LCS use was associated with higher HEI 2005 scores, lower consumption of empty calories, less smoking and more physical activity. Read More

Fortification and Health: Opportunities and Challenges
Journal Article
This article is a summary of a symposium presented at the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2014 on current issues involving fortification focusing primarily on the United States and Canada and recommendations for the development of responsible fortification practices to ensure their safety and effectiveness Read More

Partitioning of Dietary Metal Intake—A Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool
Journal Article
Detection of heavy metals at trace or higher levels in foods and food ingredients is not unexpected given the widespread unavoidable presence of several metals in nature, coupled with advancement in analytical methods and lowering limits of detection. To assist risk managers with a rapid risk assessment when facing these situations, a metal dietary exposure screening tool (MDEST) was developed. Read More


 "You Eat What You Are: Flavor Perception and Food Choice"


To view more ILSI North America videos, visit our YouTube Channel!


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Experimental Biology
Boston, Massachusettes 3/28/2015 - 4/1/2015
Various projects being sponsored by ILSI North America will be presented during this year's conference.
ILSI North America Mid-Year Meeting
Washington, D.C. 6/30/2015 - 6/30/2015


Presentations from the 2015 ILSI North America Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ are now available