Navigation Links
'Exploring the Latest Evidence of Dairy's Contribution to Nutrition at IUNS Satellite Symposium'
Date:7/31/2013

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."

Health benefits

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 relationship between high-fat dairy and obesity, cardiovascular, and metabolic studies. "More research is needed to understand the benefits of full fat dairy products," says Prof Kratz of the unexpected results from observational studies, which demonstrated that consumption of high-fat dairy products does not contribute to cardiometabolic risk and is associated with a lower risk of obesity in most studies. "These data suggest that high-fat dairy may have benefits, potentially related to some less studied fatty acids in the milk fat. An important area for future research may be to study how bovine feeding practices affect the contents of these potentially bioactive fatty acids in dairy, and whether potential differences translate into differential health effects."

Prof Luc van Loon, Professor of Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Maastricht University, The Netherlands will explore with participants the prevention of sarcopenia. "A blunted muscle protein synthetic response following dietary protein ingestion could be a key factor in age-related muscle loss," explains Prof van Loon. "The combination of well timed milk protein intake with physical activity and/or resistance type exercise training represents an effective therapeutic strategy to increase muscle mass and functional performance in the elderly".

International collaboration

The eight organizations responsible for organizing this symposium, namely Dairy Australia, Dairy Council (UK), Dairy Research Institute (DRI), Dutch Dairy Association (NZO), European Milk Forum (EMF), French Dairy Inter-branch Organization (CNIEL), Global Dairy Platform (GDP) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF), recognize the importance of international collaboration and knowledge transfer for advancement in nutrition science. Through initiatives such as this satellite symposium, they are working together to disseminate tangible nutritional benefits of dairy benefits.

The session will be chaired by Prof. Connie Weaver, Dept. Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA, and co-chaired by Dr Stefanie Oude Elferink, Chair of the IDF Standing Committee on Nutrition and Health.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jerreau Beaudoin
info@globaldairyplatform.com
847-627-3387
Global Dairy Platform
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. NIH funds new grants exploring use of genome sequencing in patient care
2. Exploring dinosaur growth
3. Huddersfield researchers publish a book exploring the link between evolution and criminal behavior
4. Exploring the inner world of carnivorous plants
5. First international collaboration to showcase latest body of evidence of dairy health benefits
6. Conference to highlight latest in postharvest pest control
7. The latest genomic studies of wheat sheds new light on crop adaptation and domestication
8. DDW: The latest and most thought-provoking research in GI
9. Integrative and comparative biologists to discuss latest research
10. American Physiological Societys latest conference focuses on integrative biology of exercise
11. MedNet Solutions Announces Latest Enhancements To Its iMedNet EDC eClinical Solution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders of the medical imaging industry.  As ... added to the range of products distributed by Ampronix. Photo - ... ... ... ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... VILNIUS, Lithuania , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... today released the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification ... deployment of large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can ... and accuracy using any combination of fingerprint, face ... of MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... 2016 The new GEZE SecuLogic ... web-based "all-in-one" system solution for all door components. It ... the door interface with integration authorization management system, and ... The minimal dimensions of the access control and the ... installations offer considerable freedom of design with regard to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... June 27, 2016  Liquid Biotech ... funding of a Sponsored Research Agreement with The ... cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  The funding will ... levels correlate with clinical outcomes in cancer patients ... will then be employed to support the design ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... on a range of subjects including policies, debt and investment ... Speaking at a lecture to the Canadian Economics ... the country,s inflation target, which is set by both the ... "In certain areas there needs to be frequent ... not sit down and address strategy together?" He ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers ... 5000 and the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional ... spectrophotometer’s light beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Mosio, a leader in clinical ... Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering with experienced clinical research professionals, Mosio revisits ... tips, tools, and strategies for clinical researchers. , “The landscape of how patients ...
Breaking Biology Technology: