Review from 33rd Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition in Toronto.

BENEO's review from 33rd Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition in Toronto

BENEO-Institute was sponsoring this internationally renowned symposium from June 9 to 12 with 230 delegates from 20 countries. Three international scientists addressed the role of prebiotics and novel carbohydrate ingredients in diabetes.

Prof Raylene Reimer, Canada, considered chicory root fibres as a valuable tool in addressing the challenges of obesity and diabetes in the context of healthy nutrition. Dr Geoff Livesey, United Kingdom, stated that low glycemic foods as a preferred choice in a diet would allow consumers to lower their risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, while Prof Thomas Linn, Germany, noted that isomaltulose has interesting qualities for people with diabetes mellitus.

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