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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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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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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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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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CNS 2014 Food for Health Workshop
Agenda, presentation slides, and video are available from the June 5th workshop!!
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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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Videos from Experimental Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions!
​View videos of our scientific sessions on Fortification and Neurocognition!
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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

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

Cleaning and Sanitation of Salmonella-Contaminated Peanut Butter Processing Equipment
Journal Article
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

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

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

Price, Nutrition, Time, and Other Trade-Offs: A Web-Based Food Value Analysis Application to Compare Foods at Different Levels of Preparation and Processing
Journal Article
This manuscript details the development of the Food Value Analysis online application 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


 Risk: Its Evolution, Adaptation, and Application


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ILSI North America Annual Meeting
Phoenix, Arizona 1/16/2015 - 1/21/2015


Register for the 2015 ILSI North America Annual Meeting - Phoenix, AZ           16-21 January 2015