Fourth Annual Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt

Sponsored and organized by the Danone Institute International and ASN
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

8:00 am – 2:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center, Room 33

Program Description

Join us for the Fourth Annual YINI Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt, a program sponsored by the Danone Institute International and organized in collaboration with the American Society for Nutrition and the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the role of diet and lifestyle in the prevention of diabetes.
  • Describe the evidence on yogurt consumption and decreased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Describe research on the gut microbiome and its potential role in the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • State the impact of minor dietary changes on public health costs, using yogurt as an example.



Introduction to the Yogurt and Nutrition Initiative (YINI), Raanan Shamir, MD, PhD Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel

Yogurt and Type 2 Diabetes:  Evidence and Potential Mechanisms

Yogurt Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Evidence from Worldwide Cohorts, Jordi Salas Salvado, Rovirai Virgili University, Reus, Spain

Yogurt and Other Fermented Dairy Intake in relation to Glycemia and Insulinemia, Thomas Wolever, DM, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada

Role of Gut Microorganisms for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes, Li Wen, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Addressing Type 2 Diabetes Prevention:  A Public Health Priority Worldwide

Healthy Eating: An Important Part of Effective Diabetes Prevention, Constance Brown-Riggs, MS, RD, CDE

What is the Evidence on Yogurt and Healthy Eating?, Angelo Tremblay, PhD, Laval University, Sainte-Foy, Canada

Public Health Benefit of Regular Yogurt Consumption: Results from an Econominc Model for the Use of Yogurt in Type 2 Diabetes Risk Reduction, Andrew Prentice, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Practical Session

Yogurt and Type 2 Diabetes: Putting it all Into Practice, Azmina Govindji and Megrette Fletcher

Wrap Up, Sharon Donovan, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Tasting Session


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