Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death and disability across the world (WHO). Consumers are increasingly taking a more proactive approach to improving heart health and protecting against heart disease. Diet plays a central role in influencing cardiovascular risk factors and consumers are seeking naturally sourced functional foods and beverages. This seminar will explore how the food and drink industry is responding to this demand for heart-health enhancing products. What are the exciting areas of development to watch for in the future and what will this mean for product innovation? Should the focus be on dietary patterns or individual macronutrients? Is there a link between our gut and heart health? To what extent does the body clock influence heart health? Can snacking be heart healthy?
Wednesday 20 November
|10:30 - 12:00||What are the drivers and opportunities shaping the future of heart health?|
|12:15 - 13:45||Evaluating next generation ingredients to support heart health|