The committee has three primary areas of focus for its work:
- facilitate stakeholder dialogue on topics related to sodium and potassium intake,
- support applied clinical or epidemiological research to improve the understanding of sodium as relevant to health, and
- address the challenges of sodium reduction in food, consumer preference, acceptance, and communication.
Kraft Heinz Company
This review is based on a session at the American Society for Nutrition 2018 Annual Meeting, which brought together stakeholders to discuss the developments, progress, conundrums, and opportunities toward reducing sodium intakes.
Higher intakes of potassium, calcium, and magnesium and lower intakes of sodium have been associated with a lower risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. In this study, the associations of mineral intake and mineral-sodium intake ratios with blood pressure were investigated.
This workshop aimed to provide greater knowledge and appreciation of the opportunities and challenges facing the food industry in answering the public health community’s call to reduce sodium levels in the food supply.
The aim of this study was to estimate the Na:K in the diet of US adults from the 2011-2012 NHANES.
Please join us for a Mini Virtual Symposium organized by the ILSI North America Sodium Committee, focusing on dietary sodium and the gut microbiome and downstream effects on markers of health.
Mini Virtual Symposium organized by the ILSI North America Sodium Committee, focusing on dietary and physiological sodium and immune response and function.
The objective of this meeting is to foster cross-sector dialogue related to reducing sodium in the food supply and intake, and to identify information needs and next steps for ILSI North America and stakeholders broadly.
Experimental Biology (EB) brings together life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research.
ILSI North America supported several sessions at ASN’s NUTRITION 2018
- Lay of the Taste Land – Taste Evolution, Mechanisms, and Functions
Gary Beauchamp, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Center
- Non-Mechanistic Determinants of the Taste Experience: How Culture, Environment, and Habit Influence Taste
John Hayes, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
- Sensory Properties of Food and Implications for Food Choice
Chris Simons, PhD, Ohio State University
- Improving the Nutritional Profile of Products While Maintaining Taste: Industry Perspective
Jane Leland, PhD, Consultant
- Modifying Consumer Preference to Improve Dietary Choices
Debra Zellner, PhD, Montclair State University
- What Do We Know About Taste and Food Choice?
Naomi Fukagawa, PhD, USDA ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Saturday, June 9th, 2018. Supported by the Scientific Integrity Consortium. ILSI North America is an active member of the Consortium.
- Session Chair
James House, PhD, University of Manitoba
- Best Practices in Nutrition Science to Earn and Keep the Public's Trust
Patrick Stover, PhD, Texas A&M
- Report from the Scientific Integrity Consortium: Principles & Best Practices
Catherine Woteki, PhD, Iowa State University
- Using Risk of Bias Domains to Identify Opportunities for Improvement in Food- and Nutrition-related Research: An Evaluation of Research Type and Design, Year of Publication, and Source of Funding
Esther Myers, PhD, RD, FADA, EF Myers Consulting, Inc. This talk was supported by the ILSI North America Assembly on Scientific Integrity.
Monday, June 11th, 2018. Supported by the ILSI North America Dietary Lipids Committee.
- Overview: The Need for Guidelines and the Process
J. Thomas Brenna, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
- Study Design and Interpretation
Melanie Plourde, PhD, Université de Sherbrooke
- Laboratory Analysis and Reporting
Peter Jones, PhD, University of Manitoba
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Supported by the ILSI North America Sodium Committee.
- Introduction and Session Overview
Moderator/Session Chair: Christine Taylor, PhD, FDA (retired)
- Relationship of Sodium and Potassium to Chronic Disease: AHRQ Systematic Review
Janet de Jesus, MS, RD, HHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- Developing Guidance for Inclusion of Chronic Disease Endpoints in DRIs: Implication for Sodium and Potassium
Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Overview of FDA Sodium Reduction Guidance
Christine Taylor, PhD, FDA (retired)
- Progress in Sodium Reduction by the Food Industry
Joshua Anthony, PhD, MBA, The Campbell Soup Company
This symposium aims to highlight recent scientific discoveries addressing how availability of distinct nutrients, along with genetic differences in nutrient metabolism capacity, affect the elaborate cellular and molecular processes that take place during brain development, focusing on basic science and clinically-‐relevant scientific advances.
Christopher Lynch, PhD, NIH, Director, Office of Nutrition Research
Chief, Nutrition Research Branch
Development of the Brain During the First 1000 Days of Life:
Lisa Freund, PhD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Child Health and Human Development
Iron: A Key Nutrient and a Paradigm of Nutrient-Brain Interactions:
Michael Georgieff, MD, University of Minnesota
The Relation Between Maternal Genotype, Lipid Intake and Metabolism, and Infant and Toddler Cognitive Performance:
Carol Cheatham, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute
The Impact of Maternal Choline Metabolism on Brain Development:
Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute
This session was supported in part by ILSI North America's Emerging Science Program.
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