The International Webinar on Functional Foods, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Was Held Under the TUMS APPRAISE-TO-RAISE Program

22 December 2020 | 17:22 Code : 301 News
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In collaboration with the Diabetes Research Center of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute and the TUMS Directorate of International Relations, the International Webinar on Functional Foods, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders was held on December 21st, 2020.
The International Webinar on Functional Foods, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Was Held Under the TUMS APPRAISE-TO-RAISE Program

The first speaker of the webinar was Dr. Dilip Ghosh of the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He gave a talk on healthy and functional foods in obesity and post-cancer management, functional foods and herbs that are effective in weight loss, the side effects of chemotherapy and their mechanisms of action, and also the results of a number of clinical trial studies that have examined this type of food and medicinal plants in the form of dietary and herbal supplements.

The next presenter was Dr. Mahsa Jalili, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, who spoke about the effects of oats on diabetes and metabolic disorders caused by diabetes, and on the effective compounds of oats, the possible mechanisms of each compound and its effects on weight, glycemic status and lipid pattern. the payment.

In the next presentation, Dr. Arman Zargaran, Assistant Professor of Traditional Pharmacy, gave some details on the effects of herbs on metabolic syndrome and explained the effects of various herbs, the effective compounds of herbs and their possible mechanisms on the components of the metabolic syndrome, and their effective doses on the components of the syndrome.

In the third lecture, Dr. Leila Azadbakht, a faculty member at the TUMS School of Nutrition and Dietetics, spoke about dietary patterns that are rich in functional foods, the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, and their impact on diabetes and the disorders resulted from diabetes. She also elaborated on the effects of soy and soy foods (soy nuts, soy milk) on cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes and its complications such as nephropathy.

 

Professor of Nutrition Science at the IUMS Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research, pointed to the positive effects of beneficial foods and some herbs on diabetes, components of the metabolic syndrome and other metabolic disorders caused by diabetes.

"In general, following a diet rich in functional foods can be more effective in maintaining good health than focusing on just one or two functional foods," she concluded.