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Workshop on Lactose Nutrition: the diagnostic and health policy legitimacy of lactose intolerance

Added: May 16,2016 at 06:03:40

The Foundation with its scientific partners, the Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia and the Indonesian Scientific Society for Probiotics and Prebiotics conducted a one-day Workshop on Lactose Nutrition: the Diagnostic and Health Policy Legitimacy of Lactose Intolerance’. The workshop was held on Saturday, August 8th 2015 at Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta, Indonesia. There were 38 participants from varied academic and research institutions, government agencies (Ministry of Health) and relevant health professional organizations.

The objectives of the workshop were:

  1. to update the cutting-edge knowledge and provide current understandings on the dimension of Lactose Nutrition;
  2. to identify research gaps in Lactose Nutrition and recommend strategic approaches built on current evidence; and
  3. to develop a networking forum on Lactose Nutrition for effective collaboration amongst stakeholders.

The results from this workshop were:

  1. conducting a study on prevalence of acute GI symptoms with serving of dairy intake in various group (ethnic, dietary pattern, region, age) in Indonesia;
  2. doing the literature review of mechanism of lactose and calcium absorption, SCFA (acetic acid and butyric acid) and linear growth. The proceeding of this workshop were published in Special Issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 24, Supplement 1, December 2015.
    Asia Pacific Journal of Nutrition
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