Highlights from the 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), Granada 2013
Last Updated : 20 September 2013
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The 20th edition of the International Congress of Nutrition took place in Granada, Spain, from 15th to the 20th September 2013. Organised by the International Union of Nutritional Sciences and the Spanish Society of Nutrition, this largest event of its kind brought together over 4,000 scientists from over 120 countries, for 6 days of lectures, symposia and debates dedicated to the latest scientific evidence on topics of food and nutrition. The European Food Information Council has interviewed a number of key scientists to create this podcast with conference highlights.
Given the implication of its message for a general audience, the symposium on ‘Energy balance and active living’ was extensively covered by EUFIC, and the interviews with 4 scientists were included in this podcast. They shared their views on tackling the obesity problem by focusing on both nutrition and physical activity. You can also watch the video of these interviews on energy balance (click here to watch).
Chapters : presented Complexity of methodologies for studying energy balance.
Chapters : presented Energy balance and Obesity, and chaired the session Energy balance and active living.
Chapters : presented Physical activity: Impact on mortality and morbidity.
Chapters : presented Physical activity: core of a healthy life style, and chaired the session Energy balance and active living.
Chapters : presented Sweetness, satiation, and satiety.
Chapters : presented Preschool childhood obesity: A review of existing studies and the first results of the ToyBox-study.
Chapters : presented Dietary intake in European adolescents: Issues and controversies.
Chapters : presented Circadian rhythms, food timing and obesity.
Chapters : presented Comparison of intervention and COHORT study of dietary protein in body weight regulation. Reconciling opposing evidence.
ICN video highlights - Energy balance and active living
Complexity of methodologies for studying energy balance
David Allison is Associate Dean for Science, School of Public Health, and Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA. He has authored over 450 scientific publications and edited five books. His research focuses broadly on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of obesity. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, he works from basic science with animal models all the way through epidemiology, policy, and mathematical modelling.
Energy balance and Obesity, and chaired the session Energy balance and active living
Physical activity: Impact on mortality and morbidity
Physical activity: core of a healthy life style, and chaired the session Energy balance and active living