What are Bioactives?
Bioactives are constituents in foods, other than those to meet basic nutritional needs, that are responsible for a change in human health.(Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion)
Why is this important?
Science points to the health benefits of food components beyond traditionally accepted “essential” nutrients, yet there is no framework around which to base dietary guidance. It is critical to understand the level of bioactive intake that produces a health effect. The committee is developing guidelines to promote the appropriate methods and terminology when designing and reporting flavonoid research. Harmonization in the literature is critical to building the evidence body needed to support dietary guidance.
Egg Nutrition Center
Haas Avocado Board
Kemin Foods L.C.
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
John Erdman, PhD, University of Illinois
Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD, Tufts Medical Center
Janet Novotny, PhD, US Department of Agriculture
This systematic review and meta-analysis examines, for the first time, if there is consistent evidence that higher flavan-3-ol intake, irrespective of source, reduces cardiometabolic risk.
See how the ILSI North America Bioactives Committee is challenging the next generation of nutrition scientists to find innovative ways to include safety measures in nutrition research.
Through evidence mapping, this study determined the extent of the evidence base to initiate a future systematic review investigating the impact of flavan-3-ol intake on CVD and diabetes outcomes.
Although growing evidence from trials and population-based studies has supported a protective role for flavonoids in relation to risk of certain chronic diseases, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear.
A need exists for guidelines that facilitate the design and reporting of flavonoid research. Adoption of this guidance will facilitate more accurate and interpretable research that will support the development of dietary recommendations regarding the intake of flavonoids.
Bioactive food components have shown potential health benefits for more than a decade. Currently there are no recommended levels of intake [i.e., Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)] as there are for nutrients and fiber.
This webinar describes dietary flavonoids, which are a group of related compounds, found in a variety of plant foods, with potential human health benefits.
ILSI North America presented the session “The Road to Evidence-Based Dietary Recommendations for Flavonoids: How Do We Get There?”
ILSI North America supported several events at Experimental Biology 2013.