Volume 14, Number 1, Janvier-Février 2007
|Page(s)||5 - 9|
|Section||Nutrition - Santé|
|Published online||15 January 2007|
Bilan du 7e congrès organisé par l’International Society For the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), à Cairns, Australie, du 23 au 28 juillet 2006
Unité de Nutrition et Régulation Lipidiques des Fonctions Cérébrales (Nu.Ré.Li.Ce.), UR909 Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA), CRJ, 78352
The 7th congress was organized by the International Society For the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) in Cairns (Australia) from 23 to 28 July 2006. It joined more than 400 delegates from 35 countries. The meeting included a plenary program, with 25 conferences and selected short communications, and 32 concurrent sessions in which around 300 free communications were presented (oral + posters). The primary themes explored several areas of research on lipids, fatty acids, metabolism and cerebral functions (3 sessions and 4 plenary conferences) with respect to maternal and infant health (3 sessions), ageing (1 session) and Alzheimer disease (1 session), omega-3 fatty acids and mental health (1 session), PUFA metabolism (3 sessions), the impact of dietary omega-3 and trans fatty acids on several pathologies such as obesity (1 session), cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome (4 sessions and 3 plenary conferences), diabetes (1 session), cancer (1 session) and osteoporosis (1 session). Lastly, several concurrent sessions focused on methodological aspects for implementing new dietary sources of fatty acids (4 sessions).
Key words: DHA / ISSFAL congress / nervous cells / plant biotechnology / PUFA biosynthesis
© John Libbey Eurotext 2007
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