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Projects Funded by ILSI North America

ILSI North America's mission is to advance food safety and nutrition science for the benefit of public health. View projects* funded by ILSI North America below, and learn how we embed scientific integrity into every step of our research process.

Evaluation of the Dose-Response for Peanut Allergen

18 Oct 2017

Due to the potentially severe nature of the response and absence of approved treatments, allergic individuals have been advised to avoid the food of concern, and food allergens must be included in the ingredients lists of packaged food. However, with […]

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Precision Nutrition: How Combinatory Patterns of SNPs and Nutrition Interact with Mechanistic Elements of Lipid Metabolism

01 Sep 2017

Genetic differences have been shown to explain why blood LDL-cholesterol increases in many people fed dairy fat, but in others this results in a neutral or decreased response LDL response. Likewise, specific genetic modifiers have been shown to predict why […]

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Best Practices for the Design, Laboratory Analysis, and Reporting of Trials Involving Fatty Acids

02 Jul 2017

Differences in how samples are collected, analyzed, and reported hamper research reproducibility and translation into dietary guidance. The goal of this project is to develop best practices for measuring and reporting circulating fatty acids in blood. The resulting best practices […]

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Evaluating the Applicability of Read-Across Tools and High-Throughput Screening Data for Food Relevant Chemicals

01 Jun 2017
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The ILSI North America Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. […]

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Camp DASH Ancillary Studies

04 May 2017

The Camp DASH study trial will compare the effect of two dietary patterns and two levels of sodium intake on blood pressure and blood lipids in adolescents in the upper third of distribution for blood pressure. The two dietary patterns […]

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Vitamin B12 and Perinatal Health: Elucidating Mechanisms and Biomarkers for Prevention of Birth Defects

31 Mar 2017

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are one of the most common and severe birth defects in the United States and globally. Vitamin B12 deficiency and perturbations in one-carbon metabolism have been linked to common adverse pregnancy outcomes, including neural tube closure […]

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Impact of Fortification/Enrichment on Total Nutrient Intakes from Foods within Specific Groups by Socioeconomic Status

22 Mar 2017

As part of its review every five years, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) estimates the nutrient intake of the American population and identifies those nutrients of national concern. The Scientific Report of the 2015 DGAC identified “shortfall nutrients” and […]

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Novel Estimation of Energy Balance through the Calibration of Consumer Devices in Free-Living, Rural US Children

15 Mar 2017

Children in rural areas are disproportionately affected by pediatric obesity. The American Heart Association has listed delivery of obesity treatment to rural families using mobile health (mHealth) as a major research priority. Improving the estimation of energy intake and balance […]

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Dietary Patterns Associated with Cognition During Aging

01 Mar 2017

In 2011, 15% of Canadians 65 and older were living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. Despite the fact that the cause of AD is not known, age and the presence of the epsilon 4 allele […]

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Survival and Inactivation of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens in Model Low-Moisture Foods

01 Oct 2016

Low-moisture food (LMF) products are often ingredients (e.g. nuts, dried fruits, cereal products, and chocolate) used in the manufacture of many food products. Because of this, they carry significant potential for the amplification of outbreaks and recalls over a wide […]

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Comparison and Analysis of Toxcast Data with In Vivo Data for Food-Relevant Compounds Using The Risk21 Approach

01 Jun 2016
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The ILSI North America Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. […]

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Demonstrating the Causal Beneficial Role of Microbes in Diet-Microbe-Host Interactions in Metabolic Disease

30 May 2016

Over the past decade there has been an exponentially growing number of reports that describe changes in the microbial populations in response to dietary intervention. These changes in the microbiota are then associated with health outcomes with limited understanding of […]

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*Projects from 2013 and later are included in this repository. To view projects supported by ILSI North America prior to 2013, please visit our Peer-Reviewed Publications page.