Fatty Acids in Body Weight Regulation and Obesity
Hot Topic Symposium
Tuesday, May 5
9:15 am-12:15 pm
Organizer: P. Kearney, PMK Associates, Inc., USA..
As the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines approach and the obesity epidemic remains a major focus in nutrition policy, the optimal amount and types of fatty acids for health is a topic of debate. There has been a rebound of the question: “Does fat make you fat?” As the food industry continues with trans fat removal, changing fatty acids in our foods may have implications for health. Emerging science is indicating that specific fatty acids function differently in metabolism and therefore may impact weight and health differently. This program will provide cutting-edge research and critical insights into how specific fatty acids affect our body’s metabolism and why they may be a significant player in maintaining body weight and improving disease risk.
Role of Fatty Acids in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
W.C. Willett, Harvard School of Public Health, USA.
Fatty Acid Implications in Obesity.
P. Kris-Etherton, Penn State University, USA.
Effects of Healthy Oils on Weight and Fat Oxidation.
P. Jones, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods, Canada.
Nutrition Guidelines: Fatty Acids as a Functional Dietary Component.
P. Kearney, PMK Associates, Inc., USA.
Oilseed Innovations for Health.
D. Dzisiak, Dow AgroSciences, USA.
AOCS Related Products
AOCS has the following products related to this hot topic. Stop by the AOCS Press Bookstore while you are at the 100th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo to receive special Annual Meeting Only discounts or order the product online at the AOCS Store.
Focus on Obesity, 2009, Product Code # CD 245.
Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research, Volumes 1-3, 2007, Produce Code #CD-209.
Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation, Ronald R. Watson, 2009, Product Code #237
Advances In Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research, Martin P. Yurawecz, John K. G. Kramer, Ola Gudmundsen, Michael W. Pariza, Sebastiano Banni, Volume 3, 2006, Product Code #209
Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research, Jean-Louis Sébédio, William W. Christie, and Richard Adlof , Volume 2, 2003, Product Code #154
Dietary Fats and Risk of Chronic Disease, Yung-Sheng Huang, Teruyoshi Yanagita, and Howard R. Knapp, 2006, Product Code #216