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Symposium 2017

Nutrition and Health

The annual symposium features the latest developments and research about the specific needs of women’s nutrition for a better health. In this section, you can read the summary of the presentations.

Symposium 2017 Presentation Summaries

  • Nutrition and bone health across the lifespan

    Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and can lead to increased risk of fracture. Attaining peak bone mass in early life is key to preventing osteoporosis and related fractures later in life. In women, the incidence of osteoporotic fractures is higher than heart attacks, stroke...

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  • Protein nutrition for optimal muscle health and function in older years

    The loss of muscle mass and strength with advancing age is inevitable. Called sarcopenia when a low threshold is reached, this loss may lead to functional decline, frailty, disabilities and loss of autonomy. Insufficient protein intake is thought to be one of the possible contributing...

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  • Nutrition considerations for women in sports and exercise

    Women involved in exercise training for recreational or competitive sport have unique nutritional concerns, in particular those for whom energy balance is not the objective of their training. Some of these women may intentionally and rationally engage in mismanaged diet and exercise...

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  • Addressing weight bias and stigma in health care

    Weight bias, stigma and discrimination refers to negative attitudes, beliefs, stereotypes and behaviours about obesity and people living with obesity. Perceived weight stigma has been identified as a barrier to weight management. This presentation showcases the scientific research...

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