Dietary Carbohydrates

Understanding the links between carbohydrates and health

Task Force Information

Objectives and list of Task Force members

Contact Information

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Activity Overview

Overview of ongoing and upcoming activities

Expert Groups

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Publications

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Multimedia

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Completed Expert Groups

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Task Force Information

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.

Task Force Members

* Scientific Advisors

Contact Information

For more detailed information, please contact Ching-Yu Chang at cchang@ilsieurope.be or Toula Aslanidis at taslanidis@ilsieurope.be

Activity Overview

Carbohydrates in toddlers’ nutrition - Ongoing -

Objective

To collect scientific evidence about digestible and non-digestible carbohydrates in relation to health outcomes for toddler nutrition (1-3  years inclusive), taking  into  consideration complementary food as well as young child formula.

Effect of carbohydrate type on protein utilisation- Upcoming -

Objectives

This activity aims to review and publish evidence on possible influences of the type of carbohydrates co-ingested with proteins, on post-prandial and longer-term protein utilization. Results may be applied in selecting carbohydrates to help compensate for poorer quality or intakes/utilisation of proteins (e.g. plant-based diets, ageing populations), and also highlighting research gaps.

Expert results

Peer-reviewed publication in a nutrition journal which carries narrative reviews, e.g. Nutrition Research Reviews, Advances in Nutrition, Nutrition Reviews, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Expert Groups

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

Background and 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

Publications

All Publications

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Multimedia

Poster

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

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’

Completed Expert Groups