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The importance of a healthy musculoskeletal system cannot be underestimated. It allows you to do the most basic activities like walking, standing or move easily and freely.

But with an increasingly aging population, how can we help health professionals and researchers to gain greater understanding on the role of nutritional factors for optimising musculoskeletal health and function?

Session 5 of BENEFIQ2016 is designed to present the latest findings in this field as well as trends and ways to use recent data to help adults and patient reach optimal musculoskeletal health.
Dietitians, nutritionists, industry professionals, food manufacturer’s and all professionals interested in nutrition for muscles and bones health, allied health professionals (exercise therapists, aged care nurses) and geriatricians are specially invited to attend this session where top experts will be present to share and discuss ideas and recent data.

The link between nutrition and musculoskeletal health

Nutritional factors are of course the subject of several research. Some nutrients, like calcium, vitamin D and protein, are already known to form the building blocks for muscle and/or bone health.
Different combinations such as calcium-vitamin D and adequate dietary protein intake have also proven to be most effective. Combining exercise with a number of dietary factors is also likely to result in even greater musculoskeletal health benefits.

Recent findings about musculoskeletal health

There is currently a great deal of interest in the role of multi-nutrient drinks/powders incorporating calcium, vitamin D, protein, certain fibres and even omega-3 FA on muscle and bone health in older adults and the elderly.

There is interesting new data indicating that supplementation with collagen peptides (alone or with exercise) might have a positive effect on bone, muscle and joint health. In addition, there is emerging data supporting a link between muscle health and function and brain health/cognitive function. Thus, interventions that improve muscle health may also lead to improvements in cognitive function.

Want to know more about nutrition and musculoskeletal health?

Such interesting findings lead us to the preparation of session 5 of BENEFIQ2016 on Muscle and Bone Health. The conferences in this session will be of great interest for dietitians, nutritionists, industry professionals, food manufacturer’s and all professionals interested in nutrition for musculoskeletal health, allied health professionals (exercise therapists, aged care nurses) and geriatricians.

Interested in bones health and calcium absorption?

Don’t miss Connie Weaver’s conference to discover how prebiotic fibers can improve calcium absorption and net bone balance.

Interested by the role of multi-nutrient products and other novel dietary factors that impact on bone and muscle health?

Robin M Daly will provide an update on the role of various nutrients (protein, vitamin D, vitamin K, omega-3, magnesium) alone and in combination for optimizing muscle and bone health.

Interested by the role of nutrition in treating sarcopenic obesity?

Dennis T. Villareal’s conference will discuss how nutritional interventions with supplements may provide important additional benefits on muscle function and/or muscle size in the context of obesity.

Interested in the role of vitamin D in musculoskeletal health?

Hope Weiler will address the health benefits of vitamin D added to dairy products and consumed at an early age.

Finally, Gregory Dubourg’s (Nutrikeo) will present market trends on “Ingredients, health food and nutritional supplements for muscles and bones”.

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