Understanding the links between carbohydrates and health

Objectives

The Task Force focuses on understanding the link between carbohydrates and public health, particularly regarding glycaemic control and the role of dietary fibres. To do so, identifying the types and quantities of carbohydrates that should be consumed to optimise health is key.

Impact

Since 2003, the Task Force has published 11 reports, including 3 concise monographs and 8 peer reviewed publications. The latter have been published in Journals with Impact factors ranging from 3.1 to 8.5.
On average the peer-reviewed publications are cited 158 times. The publication of the ‘Impact of Postprandial Glycaemia on Health and Prevention of Disease’ (Blaak et al., 2012) was already cited 315 times. Livesey et al., 2008, was cited 462 times.
The outputs of the task force are widely disseminated in more than 20 major international conferences. On 2020, the task force organised 2 webinar: one on ‘Glycaemic control, Metabolic and Mental Health’ (watch here) and one on ‘Dietary Glycemic Exposures for Dietary Interventions in Populations without Diabetes’ (watch here).
In addition, the Task Force organised a workshop on ‘Health relevance of lowering post-prandial glycaemia on children and adolescent thought diet’. The workshop, is organised in collaboration with the Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health Task Force.

For more detailed information, please contact Matthieu Flourakis at mflourakis@ilsieurope.be or Toula Aslanidis at taslanidis@ilsieurope.be

Task Force Members


* Scientific Advisors

Upcoming

The task force just started a scientific activity to compile and systematically review the current evidence from primarily intervention studies as well as observational studies and further suitable information on physiological and health outcomes of digestible and non-digestible carbohydrates consumption for toddlers (1-3 years meaning from 12 till 47 months). With this activity, the task force expects to identify the gaps in research on knowledge of digestible carbohydrates and NDCs in relation to safety, physiological outcomes and health benefits and to provide recommendations to the scientific community about how to fill these gaps.

Expected results

The task force is expected to produce peer-reviewed publications from their ongoing activities and workshop.
Further dissemination is to be expected through the organization of webinars and presentations at scientific meetings.

Expert Groups

Carbohydrates in Toddlers’ Nutrition in collaboration with Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health Task Force

Background & Objectives

The aim of this work is to compile and systematically review the current evidence from primarily intervention studies as well as observational studies and further suitable information on physiological and health outcomes of digestible and non-digestible carbohydrates consumption for toddlers (1-3 years meaning from 12 till 47 months). With this activity, the task force expects to identify the gaps in research on knowledge of digestible carbohydrates and NDCs in relation to safety, physiological outcomes and health benefits and to provide recommendations to the scientific community about how to fill these gaps.

Output
The resulting scientific publications and webinars will aim at assessing and providing with evidence to the global scientific community.

Expert Group Members

Carbohydrates in Toddlers’ Nutrition

Poster

Impact of Postprandial Glycaemia on Health: Role in Body Weight Control and Diabetes Prevention

Publications

All Publications

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Multimedia

Dietary Carbohydrates Task Force – One-pager

Workshop ‘Health Relevance of Lowering Postprandial Glycaemia in Children and Adolescents through Diet’
Watch the recordings

‘Glycaemic control, Metabolic and Mental Health’
Watch the webinar

‘Dietary Glycemic Exposures for Dietary Interventions in Populations without Diabetes’
Watch the webinar