SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Below you will find the scientific programme of the meeting including the main topics and subtopics

NUTS, ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY WEIGHT (1h30')

Chairs: Joan Sabaté & Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Energy availability of nuts. David J Baer, USA
Nuts, appetite, satiety and mechanisms of energy balance. John Blundell, UK
Nuts and body weight: evidence from epidemiologic studies and clinical trials. Frank Hu, USA


NUTS, INSULIN RESISTANCE AND DIABETES (1h30')

Chairs: Frank Hu & Anoop Misra

Effect of nuts on insulin resistance and glycemic control: possible mechanisms. David Jenkins, Canada
Nuts, insulin resistance and diabetes. Cohort studies. Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Spain
Nuts and insulin sensitivity and secretion. Clinical trials. Cyril Kendall, Canada


NUTS, LIPOPROTEINS, DYSLIPIDEMIA (1h)

Chairs: Emilio Ros & Pablo Hernández-Alonso

Effect of nuts on the lipid profile and lipoprotein particle number and size: mechanisms. Penny Kris-Etherton, USA
Lipid effects of nuts: clinical trials and cohort studies. Marta Guasch, USA


NUTS AND THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM (1h)

Chairs: John Sievenpiper & Mònica Bulló

Bioavailability of nut phytochemicals. Giuseppina Mandalari, Italy
Nut consumption and gut microbiota: effects and metabolic consequences. David J Baer, USA


NUTS, INFLAMMATION AND OXIDATION (1h)

Chairs: Penny Chris Etherton & Aleix Sala-Vila

Importance of fat and antioxidants in nuts on inflammation and oxidative stress. Differences among nut types. Mònica Bulló, Spain
Effect of nuts on biomarkers of oxidation and inflammation: evidence from cohort studies and clinical trials. Montse Cofan, Spain


NUTS, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE OUTCOMES (1h)

Chairs: Heinz Freisling & Noushin Mohammadifard

Nuts consumption and cardiac endpoints (MI, atrial fibrillation and heart failure) and mortality. John Sievenpiper, Canada
Nut consumption, stroke and peripheral artery disease. Dagfinn Aune, Norway


NUT CONSUMPTION, AGEING AND COGNITION (1h)

Chairs: Joan Sabaté & Crystal Haskell-Ramsay

Effects of nuts on cognitive decline and dementia. Emilio Ros, Spain
Nut consumption and ageing: possible mechanisms. Aleix Sala-Vila, Spain


NUTS AND CANCER (1h)

Chairs: Cyril Kendall & Zhaoping Li

Nuts consumption and cancer incidence and mortality. Heinz Freisling, France
Dried fruit consumption and cancer. Bradley Bolling, USA


DRIED FRUIT AND HEALTH (1h30')

Chairs: David Jenkins & Cesarettin Alasalvar

Dried fruits for cardiometabolic health. Penny Chris Etherton, USA
Dried fruits: bioactives, bioavailability and gastrointestinal health. Cesarettin Alasalvar, Turkey


FUTURE LINES OF RESEARCH (1h30')

Chairs: Frank Hu & Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Nuts and reproductive health. Albert Salas-Huetos, USA
Nuts consumption and environmental sustainability. Joan Sabaté, USA
Nuts as components of healthy dietary patterns. Linda Tapsell, Australia