Wednesday, 16th March 2016 at 19.30 Hotel Aleph, Rome
Food chains begin with a plant and end with an animal. All living beings need energy in order to survive. The food web and food chain processes make it possible to have that energy. Yet as tertiary consumers or “omnivores” in the food chain we can unfollow our old behaviour and choose…
CHOOSE YOUR PLATE
What do we put on our plates and how do we control portions? The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended consuming fewer calories, filling half of the plate with fruits and vegetables, reducing sodium, and drinking water instead of sugary drinks. Several health organizations have since adopted plate symbols that urge eating mostly plant-based diets consisting of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Sara Farnetti is a specialist in Internal Medicine with a PhD in Pathophysiology of Nutrition and Metabolism from Rome’s Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. She is Assistant Professor at the Diabetes Research Institute at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where she deals with the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome and its related diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, fatty liver disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility).
Dr. Farnetti is a leading researcher in the field of nutrition and the effect of foods on human metabolism, hormonal balance, gene expression and inflammation. She is the author of numerous scientific and popular publications on functional nutrition in its various clinical conditions: celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome and related diseases. She continuously intervenes on these themes in scientific and media debates at national and international level, and collaborates with several newspapers and magazines.