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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.



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.
Translating the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to bring about Real Behavior Change
Journal Article 1/1/2011
This article is one of two papers resulting from two expert dialogues held in the fall of 2010 among nutrition scientists and food scientists charged with innovating strategies to bring Americans’ diets more closely in line with the 2010 report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).
A Review of the Literature Relating Caffeine Consumption by Women to their Risk of Reproductive Hazards
Journal Article 1/1/2002
From this detailed review of the literature, several conclusions can be drawn: (a) An association between caffeine consumption and a reproductive hazard is more likely to be seen in lower-quality studies than in studies that come closer to approximating the ideal. This is especially evident for "lower" birthweight and congenital anomalies. (b) The association between caffeine consumption and spontaneous abortion may well reflect the Stein-Susser epiphenomenon (women with prominent nausea tend to reduce caffeine consumption and nausea appears to be a marker of good implantation, perhaps reflecting a favorable balance of hormones produced by a healthy placenta). (c) The claim that caffeine consumption by women delays conception has not been followed by convincing support. (d) Reproductive hazards associated with cigarette smoking tend to be associated with caffeine/coffee consumption. Sometimes this appears to be a consequence of residual confounding associated with inadequate adjustment for cigarette smoking, which is over-represented among those who drink the most coffee/caffeine. Sometimes this reflects the tendency of women to underreport socially undesirable behaviors (e.g. smoking) while accurately reporting socially neutral behaviors (e.g. coffee and caffeine consumption). Thus, it seems reasonable to conclude that no convincing evidence has been presented to show that caffeine consumption increases the risk of any reproductive adversity.
Issues related to the conduct of systematic reviews: a focus on the nutrition field
Journal Article 1/1/2008
Published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, this article examines how systematic reviews play a role in nutrition research.
Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Viewpoints on the Current Status and Applications in Nutrition Research and Practice
Journal Article 1/1/2011

Collaboration between ILSI SEA Region and CSIRO of Australia on nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics.  The report’s focus is basic

concepts and how emerging knowledge of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics can be used to optimize health related issues.

Food Science Challenge - Translating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Bring About Real Behavior Change
Journal Article 1/1/2011

This document takes the perspective of food scientists who are tasked with making positive modifications to the food supply, both in innovating and reformulating food products, to respond to both the DGA recommendations, and to consumer desires, needs, and choices.

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 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.

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.

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, 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).



 ​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