Workshop ‘Health Relevance of Lowering Postprandial Glycaemia in Children and Adolescents through Diet’

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).
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.

Development of metabolism & changes in dietary needs and patterns: from infancy to adolescence”
Mechanistic insights – focus on animal studies”
Mechanistic insights – focus on human studies
Learnings from observational and intervention studies

Prof. Antje Körner (Leipzig University, DE)

Dr Evert van Schothorst (Wageningen University, NL)

Prof. Antonio Ceriello (IRCCS Multimedica of Milan, IT)

Prof. Anette Buyken (University of Paderborn, DE)