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Food Matters Live 2019

London, United Kingdom
19/11/2019 – 20/11/2019

ILSI Europe was present at Food Matters Live 2019, 19-20 November 2019, London, UK. We had the pleasure to contribute to the scientific session through renowned international experts who introduced topics addressed by ILSI Europe task forces.

TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 15.45-17.00, GALLERY ROOM 6

Session ‘Supporting digestive wellness through innovative ingredients: latest R&D
This session brought together experts to review the latest emerging ingredients that benefit the gut. With the growing trend towards plant-based foods and probiotic enriched options, they explored the latest scientific developments in emerging ingredients to achieve optimal gut health.

15.45 – 16.05
The role of gut derived short chain fatty acids in human health
Prof. Ellen Blaak, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

On behalf of the ILSI Europe Prebiotics Task Force

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER,  10.30-12.00, GALLERY ROOM 7

Session ‘Boosting your immune system: latest insights’
This session highlighted the emerging science examining interactions between nutrition and the immune system. Leading experts provided an insight into the latest research assessing the microbial interplay with the immune system focusing on the gut microbiota. They also examined the role of the infant diet in modulating the gut microbiota to avoid or reduce the risk of developing food allergy.

11.00 – 11.30
Development and mitigation of IgE-mediated food allergy: nutrition as foe and friend
Dr Daniel Munblit, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

11.30 – 12.00
The beneficial role of the human microbiome in IgE-mediated food allergy and subsequent health consequences
Dr Maria Carmen Collado, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-Spanish National Research Council (IATA-CSIC), Spain

On behalf of the ILSI Europe Nutrition, Immunity and Inflammation Task Force

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER, 15.45-17.00, GALLERY ROOM 7

Session ‘Dietary interventions and innovation for better mental health
Expert speakers provided new insight on the connection between diet and depression, anxiety and stress, memory and concentration. They also reviewed the most promising ingredients derived from natural and sustainable sources to support and protect cognitive health throughout life.

15.45 – 16.05
The effects of berry polyphenols on cognitive function in adults in the context of other plant-based ingredients
Prof. Louise Dye, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

On behalf of the ILSI Europe Nutrition and Mental Performance Task Force