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ILSI India

Welcome to ILSI India

ILSI India is a regional branch of International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) which has headquarters in Washington DC. ILSI India coordinates activities and provides scientific inputs and assistance to the South Asian Region which includes Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

ILSI India activities primarily focus on local and regional issues and involve leading national and international experts in the deliberations. ILSI India has given special and close attention to critical public health issues like food safety, under nutition, overweight and obesity, bone health, water quality management.


ILSI India Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium
Theme: Towards Ensuring Adequacy and Safety of Foods and Nutrients

Date: Tuesday- 05th December, 2023

Nurturing Young Talent - Building Winners


First National Seminar on Personalized / Precision Nutrition for Sustainable Health: From Theory to Practice

Date: Tuesday- 12th September, 2023 | Time : 3.30 – 6.30 PM IST

Seminar on Clinical Evaluation/Intervention Studies for New Foods & Food Ingredients: Current Status and Way Forward - CENFFI

Date: Monday- 29th May, 2023 | Time : 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

CONFERENCE on EMTRENDS- Emerging Trends in Nutrition for Health and Scope for Innovations-Way Forward

Date: 12th October, 2022 | Time : 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Compilation of NFHS-5 Survey Part 1: Key Indicators for India Phase II and Part 2: Key Indicators for 14 States and Union Territory Phase II

Latest Articles on Studies Sponsored by ILSI India Published in Scientific Journals
  Review Article on “Efficacy of Nutraceuticals (Probiotics or Prebiotics or Synbiotics) in the Prevention or Treatment of Covid -19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”.
Published in Cogent Food & Agriculture Journal on 9 March 2024
This review assesses the efficacy and safety of nutraceuticals in preventing or treating Covid-19.
  Systematic Review on "Effect of Non-Nutritive Sweeteners on Insulin Regulation, Glycemic Response, Appetite and Weight Management"
Published in Nutrition and Food Science Journal on 29 September 2023
This is a systematic review on the effect of non-nutritive sweeteners on appetite, weight, glycemic regulation, and gut microbiome.
  Global Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies on "Effect of Milk and Cultured Milk Products on Type 2 Diabetes"
Published in Journal of the Indian Institute of Science on 4 July 2023.
This is a systematic review and meta-analysis of all the available prospective studies on the effect of dairy products with incident (new onset) T2D.
  Review Article on "Nutrition and Cognitive Health: A Life Course Approach"
Published in Journal Frontiers in Public Health, section on Aging and Public Health-An Open Access Journal on 27 March 2023
Multiple factors affect cognitive health, such as age-related changes in the brain, injuries, mood disorders, substance abuse, and diseases. While some cannot be changed, evidence exists of many potentially possibly modifiable lifestyle factors: diet, physical activity, cognitive and social engagement, smoking and alcohol consumption which may stabilize or improve declining cognitive function.
  Review Article on "Use of Probiotics for Nutritional Enrichment of Dairy Products"
Published in Functional Foods in Health and Disease Journal- An Open Access Journal on 9 December 2022
The Review points out that though consumption of foods with healthy microbes is not new to the world, but preparing novel products with clinically tested Probiotics is more specific and reliable to give desired health attribute. Incorporation of Probiotics in different food matrices is therefore important. While Probiotic foods are generally dairy based they can be used in raw materials like Cereals, Pulses, Fruits, Vegetables, Tubers, Fish and Meat.
  Review Article on "Role of Probiotics and Vitamins in Maintaining a Healthy Gut Microbiome: Recent Advances"
Published in Indian Journal of Community Health 30 on September 2021
This review discusses that probiotics and the microbiome are considered as a blueprint of good health, unique to every human. They have well-known and established health benefits like reduced antibiotic associated diarrhoea and colic symptoms, eczema, necrotising enterocolitis, acute paediatric infections like diahorrea and upper respiratory tract infections; probiotics that are considered to be beneficial for maintaining mental well-being as well. This new branch of disease management is now termed as Nutritional Neuroscience and these beneficial gut bacteria are referred to as Psychobiotics.
Latest Reports and Studies
  Monograph on Nutrition, Lifestyle and Brain Health - A Lifecycle Approach
  Monograph on Depression and Anxiety: Association with Nutrient Intakes Across the Lifespan - A Systematic Review of Studies
  Monograph on Nutrition Benefits of Enriching Dairy Foods with Probiotics
  Guidance Document on Scientific Basis For Labelling, Claims & Regulations For Probiotics
  Report of Seminar on Value Addition to Agriculture Through Food Processing.
  Presentations made at seminar on "Current Trends in Food and Nutrients Consumption in India" on December 5, 2019 in New Delhi
Reports on Sugar & Fat Consumption in India (Urban, Rural and Metropolitan cities)
  Sugar Study Report - Part 1
  Sugar Study Report - Part 2
  Fat Study Report - Part 1
  Fat Study Report - Part 2
Contact ILSI India – for getting copies of NIN/ ILSI India reports on Sugar & Fat Consumption in India (Urban Rural and Metropolitan cities).