Jordi Salas-Salvadó is a professor of Human Nutrition and Bromatology for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain. He is well known for his expertise in obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. He will present an overview of cohort studies on yogurt consumption and the risk of developping type 2 diabetes.
Thomas Wolever, Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada, is well known for his work on the glycaemic index. He will discuss research findings on the association between fermented dairy consumption and changes in glycemia and insulinemia.
Li Wen holds the current position of Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Endocrinology) and Director of Core Laboratory of Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) in Connecticut, US. Being an expert in diabetes, she will evaluate the role of gut microbiota in the development of type 2 diabetes.
Constance Brown-Riggs, MSED, RD, CDE, CDN – is an award-winning registered dietitian, and a certified diabetes educator. She will focus on the importance of healthy eating, as part of an effective diabetes prevention strategy.
Angelo Tremblay is a PhD at the Department of Kinesiology at the Laval University in Canada. He is an international renowned expert in obesity research. He will focus on the role of yogurt consumption, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Andrew M. Prentice (MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK) has studied diet-disease relationships in low-income countries with the emphasis on the development of more effective public health interventions. At the symposium, he will present new data from the UK, regarding the influence of regular yogurt consumption on the reduction of type 2 diabetes from an economic point of view.
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