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Welcome to ICN 2013

Lectures, debate sessions and parallel symposia dedicated to nutrition and health topics: Every four years the International Congress of Nutrition, organised by the IUNS (International Union of Nutrition Societies), brings together nutrition experts from all over the world in order to exchange knowledge and to discuss the latest nutritional research results.
The BENEO-Institute will participate to share our research and development knowledge in the field of nutritional science. We contribute a sponsored symposium and a parallel symposium.

Our Contributions

BENEO sponsored symposium Room D SPS3-24

“Weight management and the role of carbohydrates”
Wednesday, 18 September, 5 – 7 pm
Chaired by Jeyakumar Henry
  • Dr. Stephan Theis
    BENEO-Institute, Germany
    Physiological diversity of carbohydrates
  • Prof. Jeyakumar Henry
    Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Singapore
    Recent advances on the role of low glycaemic carbohydrates in weight management
  • Prof. Bob Rastall
    University of Reading, UK
    Obesity, microbiota and the effect of inulin-type fructans
  • Prof. Dr. Raylene Reimer
    University of Calgary, Canada
    Prebiotic fibres and weight management

Parallel symposium Room C  PS4-54

“Functional roles of prebiotic inulin-type fructans”
Thursday, 19 September, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm
Chaired by Nathalie Delzenne & Olga Martinez
  • Prof. Bob Rastall
    University of Reading, UK
    Prebiotic modulation of the human gut microbiota: Is it a health benefit?
  • Prof. Nathalie Delzenne
    Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Gut microbiota impact on metabolic disorders associated with obesity
  • Prof. Dr. Ricardo Closa-Monasterolo
    Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona, Spain
    Prebiotics in infant nutrition
  • Prof. Dr. Raylene Reimer
    University of Calgary, Canada
    Role of prebiotics in regulating energy intake and body weight

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The Abstract Book
Read the abstracts summarising our contributions to this year‘s conference.

BENEO Press Room

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PR Captions

Read the snapshots of the programme sessions on Wednesday 18 (PDF, 236.76 KB) and Thursday 19 September (PDF, 240.77 KB)