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ILSI publishes articles on original research, literature reviews and gap analyses, and meeting proceedings primarily in peer-reviewed journals. ILSI also publishes books, monographs, white papers, and other reports through ILSI Press.

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Guidance for Assessing the Probiotics Beneficial Effects: How to Fill the GAP (ILSI Europe Publication)
Journal Article 1/1/2010
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.
Threshold Dose for Peanut: Risk Characterization Based Upon Diagnostic Oral Challenge of a Series of 286 Peanut-Allergic Individuals
Journal Article 1/1/2010
Clinical records of 286 consecutive patients reacting positively with objective symptoms to double-blind, placebo-controlled oral peanut challenges at University Hospital, Nancy, France were examined for individual no observed adverse effect levels (NOAELs) and lowest observed adverse effect levels (LOAELs). This study was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (2010;48:814–819).
Comparison of Virulence of Three Strains of Cronobacter sakazakii in Neonatal CD-1 Mice
Journal Article 1/1/2010
The study objective was to compare the virulence of three strains of C. sakazakii in neonatal CD-1 mice.
The Tricks Learnt by Human Enteric Pathogens From Phytopathogens to Persist within the Plant Environment.
Journal Article 1/1/2010
Through recent advances in our understanding of microbial/plant interactions it is becoming apparent that human pathogens, principally, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella are adapted to survive in the plant environment. The aforementioned pathogens have surface epitopes that can bind to plant structures such as stomata to aid attachment. This work was published in Current Opinions in Biotechnology (2010;21:131–136).
Persistence of Human Noroviruses on Food Preparation Surfaces and Human Hands
Journal Article 1/1/2010
This study, published in Food and Environmental Virology (2009;1:141–147), examines the persistence of representative human noroviruses on the fingertips of volunteers and on commonly used food preparation surfaces.
A Method to Assess the Quality of Studies That Examine the Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials
Journal Article 1/1/2010
A two-step method to assess the quality of nanotoxicity studies is described in this article published in the International Journal of Toxicology (2010;29:402–410).
A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence Concerning the Reproductive Health Effects of Caffeine Consumption: A 2000–2009 Update
Journal Article 1/1/2010
This article, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (2010;48:2549–2576), reviews human studies on caffeine and reproductive health. The weight of evidence does not support a positive relationship between caffeine consumption and adverse reproductive or perinatal outcomes.
Selection and Characterization of DNA Aptamers With Binding Selectivity to Campylobacter jejuni Using Whole-Cell SELEX
Journal Article 1/1/2010
To identify DNA aptamers demonstrating binding specificity to Campylobacter jejuni cells, a whole-cell Systemic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment (SELEX) method was applied to a combinatorial library of FAM-labeled single-stranded DNA molecules. This study was published in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2010;87:2323–2334).  
Added Sugars, Nutrient Intakes, and Grain-Based Foods
Newsletter/Bulletin 1/1/2010
Dietary guidances, around the world, all have similar concerns about added sugar as a potential source of excess calories. This feature article, published in the September issue of Cereal Foods World, explains added sugars by defining, measuring, and sharing how they are used.
The Definition of Dietary Fiber - Discussions at the Ninth Vahouny Fiber Symposium - Building Scientific Agreement
Journal Article 1/1/2010
This article, published in Food and Nutrition Research (2010;54), discusses that the scientific community agrees on maintaining a worldwide consensus regarding the inclusion of non-digestible carbohydrates with ≥DP3 as dietary fiber and on a core, non-exhaustive list of beneficial physiological effects that dietary fibers have.