Sponsored Satellite Program: Nutrition, Immunosenescence and Infectious Disease: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence on Micronutrients and Bioactives
Sponsored By: GlaxoSmithKline
Consumers are increasingly interested in understanding how to optimize their health and strengthen their immune system with nutrition especially as a result of the current pandemic. Several factors can depress the immune system, including older age, as the body becomes less efficient in making immune cells that are required to fight off an infection. Collectively, this condition termed “immunosensecence”, can lead to a pro-inflammatory state called inflamm-aging. This coupled with poor diet and malnutrition, which can occur at any age, can increase the risk for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) and other infectious diseases.
A review of the current scientific literature shows that several bioactive ingredients including prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and others have promising immune health benefits. Bioactives, are complex ingredients with multiple mechanisms of action (MOAs), however, their effects are dependent upon the environment of the user. Therefore, the purpose of this session is to provide an overview of immunosensecence and the function of micronutrients in healthy immunity. A discussion on bioactive ingredients and the scientific evidence behind them will also be covered.
This session will conclude with a discussion on the role of nutritional ingredients in infectious disease and will conclude by highlighting emerging areas for
This Sponsored Satellite Program was originally presented at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.
- Explain the role that micronutrients play in immunity and describe factors that suppress the immune system
- Identify bioactive ingredients with an immune health benefit and describe their various mechanisms of action and effective dose from clinical studies
- Review the role of vitamins, minerals and bioactives in relationship to infectious disease and discuss future research directions for nutrition and immune health
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- An Overview of the Scientific Evidence on Micronutrients and Bioactives
- Immunosensecence and Aging
- Bioactive ingredients and Gut-Mediated Immune Health
- The Role of Nutrition Ingredients in Infectious Disease - Do They Make a Difference?
- Panel Discussion
Chair: Philip C. Calder, PhD – Professor of Nutritional Immunology, University of Southampton
Speaker: Renee Korczak, PhD, RDN, CSSD – Principal Scientist, Medical Affairs, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Speaker: Simin N. Meydani, D.V.M., PhD – Senior Scientist & Director Nutritional Immunology Lab , Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University
Speaker: Heather Zwickey, PhD – Department Chair, Health Sciences Professor and Senior Investigator, National University of Natural Medicine
Speaker: Charles B. Stephensen, PhD – Research Leader, USDA
- 1.50 Attendance
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