The International Union of Nutritional Science (IUNS) 20th Congress of Nutrition, taking place in Granada, Spain from 15-20 September 2013, will gather nutrition experts from around the world to discuss the latest nutrition research developments. In conjunction with the Congress on 19 September, a Symposium on "Maintaining health with nutrient rich diets: The role of dairy in prevention of metabolic syndrome, CVD, obesity and sarcopenia" will present updates on the most recent studies demonstrating these four different yet major health benefits of dairy products.
In the first of four presentations, Prof Connie M. Weaver, Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, USA, will outline the high-quality protein and micronutrients contained in milk. "Milk provides a rich nutrient package such as calcium, potassium, B vitamins, proteins, and many more. These nutrients have been linked to beneficial health effects on bone health, blood pressure, heart health, gut integrity," says Dr Connie Weaver. She will also demonstrate how "Milk intake is a marker of a healthy diet."
Observational studies provide a real life picture of the effects of dietary factors on health. Prof Vanina Bongard, Associate Professor, Toulouse University Hospital, France, will update participants on the results of a French epidemiological study (the MONICA project) conducted over a period of nearly 14 years. This study reveals that "dairy consumption as part of a diverse, healthy diet was associated with the lowest mortality rate mostly due to reduced cardiovascular deaths. A cross sectional analysis among the same study participants found that dairy and calcium consumption associated with lower blood pressure and diets that included dairy, fish and cereals had a lower risk of metabolic syndrome."
Following up on the benefits of dairy products, Prof Mario Kratz, Assistant member, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, USA, will debate the rel
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