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Mediterranean Diet, Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Science and Practice

30th International Conference of FFC - 18th International Symposium of ASFFBC

September 23-25, 2022, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event

Sessions and Topics:

Session 1: Definition of Mediterranean Diet

        a. How to define Mediterranean Diet

        b. Modern concepts of Mediterranean Diet

Session 2: Mediterranean Diet and Traditional Functional Foods in Greece

a. Mediterranean diet and chronic disease prevention (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome)

b. The traditional functional foods of the Mediterranean diet (herbs, wild greens, olive oil, fishes, grains, fruits and vegetables)

c. Olive products and Olive oil as part of the Mediterranean diet: Bioactive compounds and health benefits

d. Grapes and wine consumption as part of the Mediterranean diet

e. Mediterranean diet adherence in the modern lifestyle: Epidimiological data

Session 3: Mediterranean Diet, Functional Foods and Viral Diseases including COVID-19

a. Nutritional support for fighting COVID-19

b. Food bioactive compounds with potential against viral proteins of SARS-CoV-2

c. Food for the gut in COVID-19 times

d. Micronutrients responsible for the normal function of the immune system

e. Functional foods and mediterianian diet: an alternative source to combat viral infections, including COVID-19

Session 4: Functional Foods and Mediterranean Diet for the Management of Chronic Diseases

 a. Mental Disorders

 b. Obesity

 c. Cardiovascular Disease

 d. Diabetes

 e. Cancer

 f. Other Chronic Diseases

Session 5: Mediterranean Diet and Functional Foods in Healthy Aging

 a. Current look and future predictions for aging demographic in the US, Greece and other Countries

 b. Aging and Increased Disease Risk

 c. Aging and Increased Health Care Expenditure

 d. Potential for Functional Foods to Contribute to Healthy Aging

Session 6: Discovery, Sources, Potential Health Benefits, and Safety Aspects of Bioactive Compounds

a. Discovery

b. Sources

c. Health benefits

d. Safety aspects

Session 7: Physical Methods and Functional Foods

a. Laser, plasma physics, and functional foods
b. Laser, plasma physics, and bioactive compounds
c. Physical methods and healthy diet
d. Effect of physical methods on chronic and infectious diseases
e. Synergy of physical methods and medicine

Session 8: Research and Development of New Functional Food Products for Chronic and Infectious Diseases and for General Health

Session 9: Evaluation of Functional Food Products by using Basic Principles of Functional Food Science