Food for Healthy Ageing - the second international conference – took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23-25 October 2017.
Population ageing is a global phenomenon. According to a report from the United Nations*, the population aged 60 or over is the fastest growing. More than 20% of the world population will be over the age of 60 by 2050. However, ageing is not just personal. It has enormous public health importance as the prevalence of certain diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and dementia, is increasing. This has led scientists and medical professionals to seek an understanding of how to maintain health throughout the ageing process. Besides physical activity and lifestyle, nutrition is a tremendously promising factor playing a powerful role in promoting population health.
Food for Healthy Ageing focused on evidence-based nutritional interventions for men and women that can either slow or reverse the effects of ageing, thereby maintaining health throughout the life span.