SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

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

NUTS, ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY WEIGHT

Energy availability of nuts
Nuts, appetite, satiety and mechanisms of energy balance
Nuts and body weight: evidence from epidemiologic studies and clinical trials


NUTS, INSULIN RESISTANCE AND DIABETES 

Effect of nuts on insulin resistance and glycemic control: possible mechanisms.
Nuts and insulin sensitivity and secretion. Clinical trials.
Nuts, insulin resistance and diabetes: Cohort studies.


NUTS, LIPOPROTEINS, DYSLIPIDEMIA

Effect of nuts on the lipid profile and lipoprotein particle number and size: mechanisms.
Lipid effects of nuts: Clinical trials and cohort studies.


NUTS AND THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM 

Bioavailability of nut phytochemicals.
Nut consumption and gut microbiota: effects and metabolic consequences.


NUTS, INFLAMMATION AND OXIDATION 

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


NUTS, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE OUTCOMES 

Nuts consumption and cardiac endpoints (MI, atrial fibrillation and heart failure) and mortality
Nut consumption, stroke and peripheral artery disease.


NUT CONSUMPTION, AGEING AND COGNITION 

Effects of nuts on cognitive decline and dementia
Nut consumption and ageing: possible mechanisms: DNA methylation, telomeres


NUTS AND CANCER 

Nut consumption and cancer prevention: experimental evidence
Nuts consumption and cancer incidence and mortality.


DRIED FRUIT AND HEALTH 

Dried fruits for cardiometabolic health
Dried fruits and gastrointestinal health
Dried fruit consumption and cancer


FUTURE LINES OF RESEARCH 

Nuts and reproductive health
Nuts consumption and environmental sustainability
Nuts as Components of Healthy Dietary Patterns