During the event, the international guest speakers will review the latest research findings on the benefits of yogurt consumption:
- Angelo Tremblay (PhD at the Department of Kinesiology, Laval University, Canada) is an international renowned expert in obesity research. He is specialized in environmental determinants influencing the development of obesity. He will open the symposium focussing on the benefits of yogurt consumption for a healthier diet and lifestyle and will present an overview of key findings from cohort studies from different countries and continents.
- Richard Atkinson (PhD at the Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University, US) is Director at the Obesity Research Center in Virginia and an expert in the causes and management of obesity. He will discuss new scientific findings on the contribution of yogurt consumption to public health, as research results show a positive effect of yogurt intake on weight reduction and less weight gain.
- Jordi Salas-Salvadó (PhdD Human Nutrition at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain) will focus on the prevention of type 2 diabetes. His research results showed a 40% reduced risk for type 2 diabetes when a daily snack is replaced with 1 serving of yogurt per day. He will present an overview of recent epidemiological studies on the mechanisms of yogurt contributing to this effect.
- Chairman Prof. Ranaan Shamir (Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel) & Prof. Andrew M. Prentice (MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK) will close the event, by drawing conclusions and recommendations.
|22 October 2015|
Yogurt consumption benefits: global findings & perspectives
|Yogurt consumption for a healthier diet and lifestyle:|
overview from cohorts from different countries and continents
|Yogurt & weight: new insights on the evidence||Richard Atkinson|
|Yogurt & diabetes :|
overview of the recent epidemiological studies
|End and conclusion||Ranaan Shamir|
Andrew M. Prentice