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27th World Congress on Diet, Nutrition and Obesity, will be organized around the theme “Research and Innovation in Nutrition, Food and Health”
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A balanced diet regimen gives the body required nutrition. The prerequisites for a balanced diet can be met from an assortment of plant and animal based foods. A healthy eating regimen provides the necessary energy and nutrition without causing any toxic effects and extra weight gain from consuming more food than required by the body. Balanced Diet and nutritional food help in reducing the risks of various chronic disorders like obesity, heart diseases, cancer, hypertension and diabetes.
- Track 1-1 Nutrition Disorders
- Track 1-2Different types of Diet plans
- Track 1-3Gut Microbiome
- Track 1-4Macronutrients and Micronutrients
- Track 1-5Calorie Counting
- Track 1-6 Nutrient profiling
Overweight and obesity are defined as irregular or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. According to the WHO fact sheet globally, since 1975 the number of people suffering from obesity has tripled. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight out of which 650 million were obese. The main reason of obesity and overweight is due to the imbalance between the calories consumed and spent. World-wide rise of obesity is mainly due to an increased intake of fast food and lack of physical activity due to the onset of urbanization.
- Track 2-1Obesity Epidemiology
- Track 2-2Childhood Obesity
- Track 2-3Obesity and Substance Abuse
- Track 2-4Fast Food Diet and Risks
- Track 2-5Genetics and Obesity
Obesity is one of the leading health problems in today’s world being responsible for numerous deaths globally. People suffering from obesity have a very high risk of suffering from various life taking chronic diseases. Unfortunately, people have subdued to crash diet and pills which cause rapid decease in weight and nutritional deficiencies and have shown to negatively affect their health and appetite. A healthy balanced diet with a proper exercise regimen will help the people suffering from obesity to lose weight at a proper and steady pace. It also helps in boosting their overall health by inducing energy and immunity.
- Track 3-1 Diet and Physical Activity
- Track 3-2Obesity Meal Plans
- Track 3-3Plant based diet and obesity
Tackling obesity is very essential because including physical changes it can also lead to potentially life-threatening chronic conditions such as cancers, coronary heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. Based on the severity, the life span of a person suffering from obesity is reduced by an average of 3 to 10 years. Statistical research data indicates that in Europe 1 in every 13 deaths is because of being obese and overweight.
- Track 4-1Cancer
- Track 4-2Type 2 Diabetes
- Track 4-3Cholestrol
- Track 4-4High Blood Pressure
- Track 4-5Coronary Heart Disease
As much as obesity is a physical problem it is also a psychological problem. Psychological issues are a warning for the development of obesity and it will also lead to problems during the on-going weight control struggle. Psychological assessment has become mandatory in the multi-disciplinary approach which also includes bariatric surgery. Recently cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy have become an important approach for the treatment of obesity. The achievement of considerable weight loss by surgical or non-surgical means is crucially related to a person’s ability to make changes in one’s habits and lifestyle which not only involves a proper diet and exercise regimen exercise, but also management of emotional and psychological stress.
- Track 5-1 Behavioral or Cognitive therapy
- Track 5-2Psychology in Bariatric Surgery
- Track 5-3Psychological Risk Factors of Obesity
Due to the onset of urbanization the fresh market source is disappearing and more of processed food is being utilized by the public. High increase in the consumption of dairy and poultry is also seen throughout the world. Due to such transitions in the diet several negative health implications are seen in in the public due to the presence of harmful components in food like pesticide, antibiotic residues and chemical fertilizers. The recent studies showed that genetically modified food have reported to increase obesity in the population. Due to increasing awareness and lifestyle changes people have now started opting for organic and homemade food. But due to the economics involved for the cultivation of organic food, it becomes difficult for the outreach of these foods.
- Track 6-1Western Diet and obesity
- Track 6-2Organic food
- Track 6-3Genetically Modified Food
- Track 6-4Pesticide and chemical fertilizer residues in vegetables
- Track 6-5Meat consumption and cancer risk
Proper amount of food and nutrition during the early stages of a child's development is essential for the proper growth of a child. Any nutritional deficiency at this vital stage may lead to health implications in the later stages of their life. Due to lifestyle changes and urbanization, children are prone to less physical activity and more sedentary lifestyle due to which childhood obesity is on the rise. Recent research on obesity in children indicated that the time spent by children watching TV is proportional with their consumption of the most advertised food items. Childhood obesity can badly affect a child's physical and mental health leading to poor academic performance and low self-esteem.
- Track 7-1Child Oral health
- Track 7-2Complementary Feeding
- Track 7-3Childhood Obesity
- Track 7-4Pediatric Malnutrition
- Track 7-5Importance of Breast Feeding
Along with giving importance on pregnancy and birth, considering a women's health and nutritional status during early life and adult life is important to reduce the risks associated during pregnancy. Providing required nutrition before the reproductive years will ensure healthy pregnancy and post-menopausal period. Hence maintaining appropriate nutritional status of a women will ensure a healthy life for her and her offspring. Women should also be educated about balanced diets to promote healthy eating regimen and ideal nutritional status.
- Track 8-1Energy and nutrient insufficiency in women
- Track 8-2Nutrient essentials during conceptional period
- Track 8-3Nutrition and the menstrual cycle
Malnutrition is a major global problem and initiatives should be taken by the national Governments to prevent the conditions of under-nutrition and over-nutrition. The condition of over-nutrition is distributed widely around the world and under-nutrition is most commonly seen in patients under health care. Routine screening for malnutrition is very much essential for patients in hospitals and out- patient clinics. Effective health treatment for people suffering from obesity will also lead to healthy benefits and also proper nutritional support for people suffering from malnutrition will lead to good clinical outcomes and reduced mortality rates worldwide which will lead to significant cost savings for the health care sector globally. Due to the prevalence of food insecurity around the world people are unable to meet the basic dietary demands of their body which leads to a condition of nutrition insecurity.
- Track 9-1Food and Nutrition security
- Track 9-2 Food safety and quality
- Track 9-3 Malnutrition epidemiology
- Track 9-4Obesity and Hormonal imbalance
Eating disorder is a condition in which a person eats too much or consumes insufficient food leading to health complications. With the ascent of westernization, scientific innovations and social reforms the idea of a perfect lifestyle and body shape is on the main checklist. According to the survey conducted by the National Eating Disorder Association around the word 70 million people are prone to eating disorders. Since 1990's dietary problems have been progressively regular in Singapore.
- Track 10-1Globalization of Eating Disorders
- Track 10-2Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
- Track 10-3 Binge Eating Disorders
- Track 10-4Treatment approaches for Eating Disorders
The energy requirement for sports individual is different from a normal person hence they should have a different diet plan. It increases when they are playing sports. Hence an athlete should make dietary changes not just to perform for a particular game but to match his/her long-term necessities. A proper nutritional diet for a games individual comprises of at least 2000 calories for each day. The glycemic Index has now become an important part in an athlete’s diet plan. A healthy eating regimen will provide the athlete with the required energy and boost both on the field and during practice sessions.
- Track 11-1Carbohydrates and glycemic index
- Track 11-2 Sports Supplements
- Track 11-3 Sports Recovery nutrition
Around the world the use of processed food is on high point. Eating processed food on a regular basis will have side effects on our health. Processing the food will remove the necessary nutrients from the food leaving an item with low calories and very less nutrient value. The additives present in processed food are thought to compromise our body's normal functioning and are found to cause high blood pressure and cancer. According to the study published in the Journal of the World Public Health and Nutrition Association the main cause of obesity world-wide is due to the rise in consumption of Ultra-processed food items.
- Track 12-1Health Implications of Artificial Sweeteners
- Track 12-2Coloring agents and Preservatives
- Track 12-3Trans-fatty acids
- Track 12-4 Processed food and Obesity
Food allergy is body's immune response to certain food items whereas food intolerance is a body's chemical reaction towards a food item. Food allergies are on the rise particularly in school going children especially peanut allergy. Food allergies may be life threatening. Food intolerance is not involved with the immune system and does not cause severe allergic reactions. Food intolerance may lead to irritable bowel syndrome, asthma or chronic fatigue.
- Track 13-1Peanut allergy
- Track 13-2 Lactose intolerance
- Track 13-3Crohn’s and Coeliac disease and diet
- Track 13-4Prevention and research on food allergy and intolerance
Obesity can be managed by combination of lifestyle change, exercise and healthy diet plans. In case of severe Obesity bariatric surgery and medications will be employed. People who have gone through bariatric surgery which have suppressed hunger and the mechanism for which causes obesity based type 2 diabetes is reversed and it also causes sixty to eighty percent weight loss for a long term. But it has it cons that is it may cause some post-surgery complications and essential loss of nutrients in the body. People who don't want to go under the needle can opt for natural methods like yoga and naturopathy to increase the metabolism of fat and revive the organs in the body to function normally.
- Track 14-1Dietary Treatment for Obesity
- Track 14-2Medications for Obesity
- Track 14-3Bariatric surgery
- Track 14-4Natural treatments for Obesity
- Track 14-5Depression management and abuse recovery
Clinical nutrition is essential for patients in healthcare to deal with sickness, injuries, surgery and for proper recovery. It helps in preventing malnutrition, restoring body tissue and boosting energy and immunity in the body. It can be provided with a proper diet plan and feeding the patient with essential foods that revive the patient’s body the patient can also be given healthy supplements for proteins, vitamins etc. The preferred route of nutrition administration is oral although parenteral and enteral routes are also followed.
- Track 15-1Parenteral and enteral nutrition
- Track 15-2Recovery nutrition
- Track 15-3Nutrition for surgical patients
Earlier nutrition market was concentrated of products for treatment of malnutrition condition but now due to innovations in the healthcare sector and due rising awareness among the people the market for nutritional products like healthy supplements, organic food and functional food has increased. The transitional change in the lifestyle of people and due to the rising number of people suffering from various chronic ailments has led the public to intake additional nutritional supplements to boost their energy and immunity.
- Track 16-1 Nutrition sales statistics
- Track 16-2 Nutrition labelling
- Track 16-3Recent advancements and innovations in Nutrition
Nutrition plays an important role in determining the health of a person. What we are is what we eat. Every person has a different genetic makeup and the nutrients react differently to each person’s genes. The science of Nutrigenomics deals with the study of how genes react to different nutrients in food and how this variation will influence diseases like cancer. By understanding a person’s genetic make-up a nutritionist can deduce a diet plan which is beneficial to treat a particular disease. Hence nutrigenomics can be called as the future of nutrition.
- Track 17-1Current and future prospects of Nutrigenomics
- Track 17-2Applications of nutrigenomics
- Track 17-3Obesity management and nutrigenomics
Food borne illness is caused to due food contaminated or spoiled due to pathogenic microorganisms due to which an infected individual will suffer from fever, vomiting, diarrhea etc. The illness can also be caused due to chemicals or toxins which will be present in the food. Till date more than 250 food borne illnesses have been identified around the world and in the United States of America around forty eight million people suffer from food borne illnesses every year. Hence it is necessary to deduce proper and efficient food safety methods to decrease the rate of uptake of people suffering from food borne illnesses.
- Track 18-1Enterotoxins, Mycotoxins and natural toxins
- Track 18-2Food safety methods
- Track 18-3Regulations and rules in food safety
- Track 18-4Research in food borne pathogens
Functional foods are those which have been processed to aid in specific body functions along with providing nutrition. Nutraceuticals have the same definition but in addition they are formulated as pharmaceutical drugs. The functional food industry is developing at a rapid pace due to the increasing awareness of people towards a healthy lifestyle. A customer’s interest towards the connection between food and drugs has expanded the nutraceuticals market.
- Track 19-1Probiotics and prebiotics supplements
- Track 19-2Advances in functional food research
- Track 19-3Nutraceuticals market
- Track 19-4Regulatory Issues
Many chronic diseases are now caused due to the insufficient uptake of certain vitamins and minerals in our body. Many research innovations are now creating simple and nutrition filled food that gives overall nutrition to human body. Food technology research has reached an advanced the nutrition research field. Food technologists are now working on Superfoods which will not get spoilt easily and will also provide essential nutrients to the body. As of now, the global health crisis is divided into people suffering with obesity and other is people suffering from malnutrition, so research in food that will provide the essential benefits for both the parties, guarantees a maximum solution to the global health crisis.
- Track 20-1Research and Innovations in Food Technology
- Track 20-2Genetically Modified Food
- Track 20-3Food Technology and Regulations