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About the Conference
The proposed symposium lays emphasis on the exploration and innovation of probiotic organisms and functional foods for therapy in gastro-intestinal disorders, lifestyle metabolic disorders like obesity and obesity related disorders like Type-II diabetes, inflammation, etc. Recent findings have generated considerable scientific and commercial interest in functional and nutraceutical food formulation along with exploring probiotics and its functional attributes in health management. With lifestyle disorders forcing more and more people to reel under excess body weight, CVD, hypertension, etc. even relatively in younger people too. Disease like obesity relates with excessive weight which is associated with a series of health problems, including blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments. With the present rise in lifestyle and diet related disorders among Indian population, the need for effective therapies and, forecasted positive opportunities in the functional food market. Gut microbiota plays an important role in whole-body metabolism by affecting energy balance, gut barrier function and central food intake regulatory signals and thereby effecting body weight. Thus, dietary interventions by probiotics along with dietary fibres can restore the bacterial diversity lost in the western gut due to changes in lifestyle and discriminate use of drugs. At present, many new initiatives taken with regard to changes in gut microbiota due to synbiotic consumption have increased dramatically with a focus primarily on LAB (lactic acid bacteria) like lactobacilli, bifidobacteria and propionibacteria on account of their wide application in fermented foods. Microbial fermentation of polysaccharides, carbohydrates, resistant carbohydrates, prebiotics and various other supplements stimulate the colonization and expansion of specific microbes to improve metabolic regulation.
The proposed proposal is well tailored to help and provide a platform to discuss and provide a brain storming session’s among the young research minds from north eastern part of India to conceptualize on functional and probiotic food in disease management strategies, and also supports ‘India Vision 2020’ initiative by providing economic growth opportunities through functional products to Indian pharma and food industries.
Young Investigator Award
The young thinking minds will be given opportunity to showcase their research through oral presentations. Ten (10) young scholars will be selected for presentation under Young Investigator Award category which includes a Certificate and a Cash Prize for the winner.
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