‘Health Relevance of Lowering Postprandial Glycaemia in Children and Adolescents through Diet’ 30 June – 01 July 2021, 14.00-16.30 CEST

Digital Event, Zoom
30/06/2021 – 01/07/2021

Watch the Workshop

June 30th– 2pm – 4.30pm
2:00 – 2.10: Welcome: Prof. Anette Buyken (University of Paderborn, DE)

Session on “Development of metabolism & changes in dietary needs and patterns: from infancy to adolescence”
2:10 – 2.40: “Detection of early glycemic comorbidities in obesity” – Prof. Antje Körner (Leipzig University, DE)
2:40 – 3.10: “Development of dietary habits in infancy, childhood and adolescence” – Dr Ute Alexy (University of Bonn, DE)

3:10 – 4.00
: Discussion

Session on “Mechanistic insights – focus on animal studies”
4:00 – 4.30: “Detailed dietary intervention studies in mice to understand the role of monosaccharides and glycemic index in (later-life) metabolic health” – Dr Evert van Schothorst (Wageningen University, NL)

July 1st – 2pm – 4.30pm
2:00 – 2.10: Welcome back: Prof. Anette Buyken (University of Paderborn, DE)

Session on “Mechanistic insights – focus on human studies”

2:10 – 2.40:
 “Effect of post-prandial hyperglycemia on cardiovascular risk” – Prof. Antonio Ceriello (IRCCS Multimedica of Milan, IT)

Session on “Learnings from observational and intervention studies”
2:40 – 3.10: “Relevance of the dietary GI and GL for health in childhood and adolescence – insights from observational and interventional studies” – Prof. Anette Buyken (University of Paderborn, DE)

3:10 – 4.00: Discussion

Diets that produce smaller excursions in postprandial plasma glucose and insulin concentrations are associated with a wide range of health benefits, including improved insulin secretion and sensitivity, and thus enhanced glycaemic control. The European Food Safety Authority therefore considers the reduction of postprandial glucose may be physiologically beneficial, if not accompanied by a disproportionate increase in insulin (EFSA, 2012).
In childhood, the immediate benefits of lowering blood glucose excursions (or deleterious effect of higher excursions) may be relatively small, but longer-term effects can be potentially large when adopted and sustained over a lifetime. However, a clear consensus on the potential benefits is currently lacking).

The aim of the workshop was to discuss the literature on the impact of lowering post-prandial glycaemic responses on health outcomes in infancy, childhood and adolescence. The role of limiting high glycaemic excursions for metabolic disease prevention has been debated, with a specific focus on glycaemic control and risk markers related to metabolic disease prevention (Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease).

The outcomes of the workshop will be published as proceedings to reflect the state of the art in the field.

Organising Committee
• Prof. Anette Buyken – Chair, University of Paderborn (DE)
• Dr Sophie Vinoy – Co- Chair, Mondelez (FR)
• Dr Janina Goletzke, University of Paderborn (DE)
• Dr Jose Maria Lopez-Pedrosa, Abbott Nutrition (ES)
• Dr Maryam Rakhshandehroo, Danone (NL)
• Dr Lisa Schweitzer, BENEO / Südzucker Group (DE)
• Dr Julia Zakrzewski-Fruer, University of Bedfordshire (UK)
• Dr Matthieu Flourakis, ILSI Europe (BE)

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