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Salud Publica Mex. 2018 Sep-Oct;60(5):592-597. doi: 10.21149/9657.

[Position of the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) on the management of conflict of interest.]

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Centro de Investigación en Nutrición y Salud, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública. Cuernavaca, México.
Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad de Chile. Chile.
Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnología de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile. Chile.
Yale School of Public Health, Yale University. Estados Unidos.
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Estados Unidos.
Centro de Investigación del INCAP para la Prevención de Enfermedades Crónicas, Instituto de Nutrición de Centroamérica y Panamá. Guatemala.


in English, Spanish

There is solid evidence documenting relationships between the food and beverage industry and academia that shows that industry sponsored research is likely to bias results in favor of industry. In Latin America, examples of these situations have been documented in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador, among others. Due to the urgent need for studying and managing relationships between the food and beverage industry and the field of health and nutrition research, in 2017, the President of the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) appointed a Conflict of Interest Committee (CCI). The CCI was charged with the development of a proposal of a position for the management of conflict of interest (COI) for consideration by SLAN. This document details the work of CCI, and the position adopted by SLAN.


conflict of interest; ethics committees; food industry; nutrition policy


Conflict of interest statement

Declaration of conflict of interests. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

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