Professor André Marette of the Physiology and Endocrinology Department at the Laval University in Canada will explain the impact on health markers: “Is yogurt associated with reduced cardio-metabolic risk factors in children?“. During this talk, he will evaluate the role of yogurt as a nutrient-dense snack and its influence in reducing the risk of developing diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Marette is Professor of Medicine at the Heart and Lung Institute, Laval Hospital, and Scientific Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University. He also holds a research Chair on the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Dr. Marette is an international renowned expert on the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiometabolic diseases and his research has advanced the understanding of the physiological and /molecular mechanisms of inflammation, and opened new possibilities for prevention and treatment and type 2 diabetes and CVD. He is also studying how nutrition and functional foods can modulate the gut microbiota to protect against obesity-linked intestinal inflammation, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes.
He holds grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Marette has long-standing experience in leading international research programs, which all have in common the multidisciplinary nature of the teams and the implication of various end-users (e.g. industry, government).
Dr. Marette has received several awards for his work including the prestigious Young Scientist Award of the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Charles Best Award from the University of Toronto for his overall contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of diabetes. He has published over 175 papers, and been invited to write several reviews and book chapters. He has been invited to give more than a hundred lectures at various national & international conferences in the last 10 years. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Am J Physiol: Endo & Metab.