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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.



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.
Do Specific Dietary Constituents and Supplements Affect Mental Energy? Review of the Evidence
Journal Article 1/1/2010
The strongest evidence suggests effects of Ginkgo biloba on certain aspects of mood and on attention in healthy subjects, as well as associations between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline. Limitations of the current data and challenges for future research are discussed in this article, published in Nutrition Reviews (2010;68:697–718).
Integrating the Totality of Food and Nutrition Evidence for Public Health Decision Making and Communication
Journal Article 1/1/2010
This article, published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (2010;50 Suppl 1:1–8), defines three clear strategies for the use of weak associations when making nutritional recommendations.
La definición de fibra dietética – discusiones sostenidas durante el Noveno Simposio de Fibra Vahouny: Llegando a un acuerdo científico.
Journal Article 1/1/2010
La Comisión de Codex Alimentarius, adoptó una definición para la fibra dietética en Junio del 2009, basada en la recomendación del Comité Codex en Nutrición y Alimentos para Regímenes Especiales (CCNFSDU por sus siglas en inglés) para su aprobación en Noviembre del 2008.  La definición enumera tres categorías de polímeros de hidratos de carbono que no son hidrolizados por las enzimas endógenas en el intestino delgado de humanos.  Sin embargo, la definición dejó la inclusión de hidratos de carbono con grados de polimerización (GP) en el rango de 3 a 9 a discreción de las autoridades nacionales y dejó pendiente por definir los “efectos fisiológicos beneficiosos para la salud”.  Los comités de ILSI Europa e ILSI Norte América especializados en hidratos de carbono dietéticos organizaron un foro en el Noveno Simposio Vahouny de Fibra en el 2010 con el fin de discutir la forma en la cual se puedan resolver estos asuntos de instrumentación para llegar a un consenso científico.  Los resultados de esta sesión son alentadores e indicaron que la comunidad científica concuerda en mantener un consenso mundial respecto a la inclusión de hidratos de carbono no digeribles con >GP3 como fibra dietética y en una lista central y no exhaustiva, los efectos fisiológicos benéficos que tienen las fibras dietéticas.  Estos resultados son congruentes con los acuerdos mundiales previos.
Definição de fibra alimentar discussões no Ninth Vahouny Fiber Symposium - Artigo Food Nutr Res 2011
Journal Article 1/1/2010
Uma definição para fibra alimentar foi adotada em junho de 2009 pela Comissão do Codex Alimentarius baseada na recomendação para adoção do Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU – Comitê Codex sobre Nutrição e Alimentos para Fins Especiais), em novembro de 2008. A definição listou três categorias de polímeros de carboidratos que não são hidrolisados pelas enzimas endógenas do intestino delgado humano. Entretanto, a definição deixou para as autoridades nacionais a decisão sobre a inclusão de carboidratos com grau de polimerização (GP) entre 3 e 9 e deixou indefinido os “efeitos fisiológicos benéficos à saúde”. Os Comitês sobre Carboidratos Alimentares do ILSI Europa e ILSI América do Norte organizaram um fórum, dentro do Ninth Vahouny Fiber Symposium, em 2010, para discutir essas questões de implementação com o objetivo de construir um consenso científico para resolvê-las. Os resultados dessa sessão são encorajadores e indicaram que a comunidade científica concorda em manter um consenso mundial em relação à inclusão dos carboidratos não disponíveis com GP ≥ 3 como fibra alimentar e uma lista simplificada de efeitos fisiológicos benéficos que fibras alimentares apresentam. Esses resultados estão em consonância com acordos mundiais previamente estabelecidos.



 ​Featured Publications for May 2015

Microbial hazards in irrigation water: standards, norms and testing
to manage use of water in fresh produce primary production

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 10 April 2015
Commissioned by the ILSI Europe Emerging Microbiological Issues Task Force

Assessing dietary exposure to caffeine form beverages in the U.S. population
using brand-specific versus category-specific caffeine values

Food and Chemical Toxicology, 20 March 2015
Commissioned by the ILSI North America Caffeine Working Group

Risk/Benefit Communication about Food – A Systematic Review of the Literature
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 9 January 2015
Commissioned by the ILSI Europe Consumer Science Task Force