What to remember from the YINI symposium at ICCR 2015?
After the great success of our YINI event during the 5th edition of the ICCR congress, we have selected for you the best “yogurt” moments and most important scientific findings on yogurt consumption and the benefits for the prevention of type 2 diabetes, shared by three international guest speakers.
10th of July at the Convention Center in Québec City, Canada:
Angelo Tremblay (PhD at the Department of Kinesiology, Laval University, Canada) is an international renowned expert in obesity research. He opened the symposium with a review on the effect of yogurt on appetite control, energy balance and body composition. He reviewed the preventive mechanisms of yogurt, as a nutrient-dense food, in weight management, with the main focus on how probiotics affect weight control and reduction. These live bacteria in yogurt improve the quantity and diversity of gut microbiota, which mediate changes in lean and fat body mass.
Frank Hu (Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health) presented an overview of evidence resulting from three prospective cohort studies in US adults and a meta-analysis on the underlying effect of daily yogurt consumption (one 28g serving) in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes up to 18% and the additional benefits in preventing cardiometabolic disease and weight gain. Read here more about the research results.
André Marette (PhD. at the department of Anatomy and Physiology, Laval University, Canada) investigated pathogenesis of inflammation, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obesity. He discussed the preventive action mechanisms of yogurt for weight gain. High yogurt consumption is associated with a better diet quality and a healthy dietary pattern. Yogurt is a source of high-quality proteins, bioavailable calcium, vitamin D, potassium and microbiota, which benefit our metabolic profile. Improved palatability of yogurt may increase its consumption and micronutrient intake.