Human Gut Microbiota and Its Relationship to Health and Disease
Journal Article 2011
This article provides fundamental and current data on the role of human gut microbiota in human health and disease, including strategies and guidelines for using probiotics and prebiotics.
Human Exposure and Internal Dose Assessments of Acrylamide in Food
Journal Article 2005
This review, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (2005;43:365–410), provides a framework contributing to the risk assessment of acrylamide in food. It is based on the outcome of the ILSI Europe FOSIE process, a risk assessment framework for chemicals in foods and adds to the overall framework by focusing especially on exposure assessment and internal dose assessment of acrylamide in food.
Human Diet and Endocrine Modulation
This ILSI North America monograph provides information on mechanisms of action, methods of measuring endocrine-active substances, and sources and potential effects of endocrine-active substances in the human diet.
How Experts are Chosen to Inform Public Policy: Can the Process be Improved?
Journal Article 2013
This article, published in Health Policy, explores the effects of conflict of interest policies on the process for chosing experts to form advisory panels for the formulation of nutrition and science policy.
Hidratación: Líquidos para la Vida
The ILSI North America Technical Committee on Hydration and ILSI Mexico are proud to announce that the monograph Hydration: Fluids for Life is now available in Spanish. This is a reprint of the 2004 monograph that covers the functions of water in the human system, the health effects of water loss, recommended intakes through the life cycle, and dietary sources of hydrating fluids.
Healthy Mouth Healthy Body
This monograph discusses what we know about the connection between oral and system health.
Guidance for Assessing the Probiotics Beneficial Effects: How to Fill the GAP (ILSI Europe Publication)
Journal Article 2010
Based on the existing evidence, concrete examples of demonstration of benefits and gaps are listed in this article published in this supplement to the Journal of Nutrition (2010;140), and guidelines and recommendations are defined that should help design the next generation of probiotic studies.
Global Patterns of Water Intake: How Intake Data Affect Recommendations
Journal Article 2012
This article by Susan M. Shirreffs is part of a 2012 supplement published in Nutrition Reviews, which follows up the Second International ILSI North America Conference on Hydration and Health, held November 15–16, 2011. The conference reviewed the available science on hydration and related health issues, while also providing a scientific discussion of the compilation of data on fluid intake as it relates to health, well-being, disease, and human performance.
Funding Source and Research Report Quality in Nutrition Practice-Related Research
Journal Article 2011
This retrospective study examines whether the type of funding source of nutrition research is related to differences in the quality of research reports. After controlling for research design, the results showed that research report quality cannot be accurately predicted from the funding source.
Funding Food Science and Nutrition Research: Financial Conflicts and Scientific Integrity
Journal Article 2009
UPDATED POSTING: This paper, published in Nutrition Reviews (2009;67:264–272), discusses conflict-of-interest guidelines regarding industry funding to protect the integrity and credibility of the scientific record, particularly with respect to health, nutrition, and food safety science.