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BENEO-Institute shares expertise and latest findings on functional carbohydrates

International experts will give an overview on the diversity of carbohydrates in human nutrition within the 11th Asian Congress of Nutrition, Singapore

Mannheim/Germany, June 2011 – The BENEO-Institute will be hosting the symposium “Nutritional Quality of Carbohydrates” on the first day within the 11th Asian Congress of Nutrition, 13-16 July in Singapore. Chaired by Professor Jeya Henry, Oxford Brookes University, UK, the session will be giving insights into the characteristics and physiological benefits carbohydrates including dietary fibers can have on human health in different ages as well as an international regulatory update on status and claims. It takes place on Wednesday, July 13th 10.30am till 1.00pm.
International experts sharing their knowledge on carbohydrates for a lifelong balanced and healthy nutrition are besides others Professor Ismail Noo, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, Dr. Ruth Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, and Professor Rob Rastall, University of Reading, UK. Their focus will be on weight management in Asia, how carbohydrates may contribute and which relevant health benefits prebiotics provide respectively. Furthermore, members of the BENEO-Institute will be talking about the diversity of carbohydrates and their digestibility, recent findings in terms of prebiotics and low-glycaemic carbohydrates as well as the current regulatory status.
Anke Sentko, Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Nutrition Communication, BENEO: “The Asian Congress of Nutrition is a perfect opportunity to share and exchange knowledge with an international and experienced audience. We are therefore delighted to host the symposium “Nutritional Quality of Carbohydrates”. In particular we are happy that international recognized experts come together spending their valuable time to realize such a multifaceted program on carbohydrates.”  

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