San Diego 2014

The 2nd Global Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt at a glance

On Wednesday April 30, the Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative for a Balanced Diet (YINI) hosted over 250 delegates at its annual scientific symposium, during the 2014 Experimental Biology Conference, in San Diego, California.

This scientific report presents you the best moments of this half day of #YINI2014: sessions, hot topics & posters.

Click here to view it. You will also find in this blog post the abstract booklet, which includes biographies for conference speakers and session chairs. Wrap-up to conclude on the key role of Yogurt for the future (Frans Kok, The Netherlands)

Uniting a world-class multidisciplinary group of experts, the YINI conference was an opportunity for guest speakers to share their expertise about yogurt on the latest innovations and research in the fields of obesity, body composition, appetite control, bone health, gut microbiota, nutrient density, metabolic diseases and sustainability.

The conference addressed particularly the role yogurt can play in tackling the rising global obesity epidemic and the increase in type 2 diabetes by empowering consumers to make decisions that can improve their health and quality of life.

The sessions was co-chairing by Sharon Donovan, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who is past president of ASN, and Raanan Shamir, from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, who is also President of the Danone Institute International. The sessions welcomed the following keynote speakers:

To find out what is driving the science of yogurt in the future, download the scientific report and associated materials below.

As part of the symposium, YINI’s Team have put this infographic with all you need to know about yogurt.