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Targeting the obesity problem: seeking new insights and routes to prevention
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Pan European
Weight Loss Study


  Prevention of weight (re)gain

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Non-Nutritive Sweeteners and Energy Balance: Use, Misuse and Mechanisms

Richard Mattes (Purdue University, US)

PARALLEL SESSIONS RTD1: Diet and weight (re)gain prevention
Effects of protein & glycemic index in ad lib diet for prevention of weight regain:
the Diogenes multicentre randomised, dietary intervention 

Arne Astrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Effects of five different diets varying in protein & GI on body weight and body fat of
European freeliving children and adolescents following a 6-month dietary instruction period

Alina Papadaki, University of Crete, Greece

Developing a common methodology across Europe to assign
glycaemic index values to foods
Susan Jebb, Medical Research Council, UK

Effects of 5 different diets varying in protein and GI on different cardiovascular risk factors
within Diet, Obesity and Genes study Diogenes)

Andreas Pfeiffer, Deutsches Institut für
Ernährungsforschung, Germany
Diogenes - Effects of dietary composition on diabetes risk factors
Alfredo Martinez, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Relationship between weight changes after weight loss and fatty acid composition of adipose tissue:
the Diogenes study

Marie Kunesova, Institute of Endocrinology, Czech Republic

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Why study gene-environment interactions?

Jose Ordovas (Tufts University, US)


Omics driven biomarker discovery in nutrition and health
Martin Kussmann, Nestec SA, Switzerland

Nutrigenetics in a weight loss trial of high-fat versus low-fat diets: Experiences in the Nugenob study
Thorkild Sørensen, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Denmark

Adipose tissue gene expression profiling in the Diogenes study
Nathalie Viguerie, INSERM Toulouse, France

Pepti/proteomics approaches in the Diogenes study
Edwin Mariman, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Metabolomics applications to dietary interventions
David Mutch, INSERM Paris, France / University of Guelph, Canada

Metabolism and inflammation during dietary interventions: lessons from transcriptomics
Dominique Langin, INSERM Toulouse, France

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Why study gene-environment interactions?
Jose Ordovas (Tufts University, US)

PARALLEL SESSIONS RTD 3: Diet and weight gain prevention: observation perspective
Genetic and environmental influences of dietary intake
Ann Louise Hasselbalch, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Denmark
Modification effects physical activity and protein intake on heritability of body size and composition
Karri Silventoinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dietary and behavioural differences between weight-discordant twins
Kirsi Pietiläinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dietary Energy Density in relation to subsequent changes in weight and waist circumference in
European men and women

Du Huaidong, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
Associations between protein intake and subsequent changes in weight and waist circumference
in a large prospective study

Jytte Halkjaer, Danish Cancer Society, Denmark


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Appetite and susceptibility to weight gain
Jane Wardle, University College London, UK

PARALLEL SESSION RTD Line 4: Psychological Predictors of weight loss

Ideology/Objectives of RTD4: (a) General Overview, (b) Intake, Expenditure, Energy Balance, 
(c) Psychological and Behavioural factors, (d) RTD1 cohorts – planned interventions, (e) Slimming World

Monique Raats, University of Surrey, UK

Relationship between free living energy intake and activity energy expenditure for weight regulation
Stephen Whybrow, University of Surrey, UK

Hunger motivation, food choices and preferences during weight loss and weight maintenance
Clare Lawton, University of Leeds, UK

Obese people’s perceptions of obesity and weight loss
Áine McConnon, University of Surrey, UK

Modelling complex systems and the development of a obesity risk and behavioural advice screening tool
James Stubbs, Slimming World, UK

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Metabolic insights behind the sensory experience of fat
Dr. Denise Robertson (University of Surrey, UK)

PARALLEL SESSIONS RTD 5: Consumer responses to food products
Food Technology: application of resistant starch as source of dietary fibres
in different starch based products

Tímea Gelenscer, Budapest University of
Technology & Development, Hungary
Food Technology: use of high protein content and specific fats in meat products to
promote satiety

Oydis Ueland, Nofima Mat AS, Norway

Food technology and perception: novel approaches to induce satiation via aroma in foods
Rianne Ruijschop, NIZO Food Research, Netherlands

Food Technology and Perception: improving protein functionality in a food matrix
Arno Alting, NIZO Food Research, The Netherlands
Perception, Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation: use of a bio-active mixture in negative
energy balance

Astrid Smeets, Dutch Obesity Clinic, The Netherlands

Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation: use of different proteins
Margriet Westerterp-Plantinga, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

EC–US Workshop: Early life programming of obesity

Contribution of genes and experimental factors to individual differences in taste preferences
and eating behaviour among children

Julie Mennella, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, US
for the presentation click here
Programming the central energy balance regulatory system
Clare Adam, Rowett Institute, Aberdeen, UK
for the presentation click here
Programming the appetite regulatory system
Susane Ozanne, University of Cambridge, UK
for the presentation click here
Gestational Diabetes, a risk factor for obesity and diabetes in later life
Boyd E. Metzger, Northwestern University, Chicago, US
for the presentation click here
Long-term consequences of infant feeding on later obesity risk
Berthold Koletzko, University of Munich, Germany
for the presentation click here
Future perspectives of early nutrition programming to tackle obesity
Nicolas Stettler, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, US
for the presentation click here


Research: the next years (future focus)
James Hill (University of Colorado, US)


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