Throught the day, Prof Scapagnini, shared his insights and research on the effects of nutrition on gene expressions: Nutritional signals that modulate ageing and health span: a complex regulatory network for nutrigenomics research.
An extensive literature describes the positive impact of dietary phytochemicals on overall health and longevity. Although the exact mechanisms by which phytochemicals promote these effects remain to be elucidated, several reports have shown their ability to stimulate various mechanisms associated with ageing process, including modulation of NAD+/sirtuin pathway and xenobiotic metabolising enzymes. Dietary phytochemicals include a large group of non-nutrients compounds from a wide range of plant-derived foods and chemical classes. Over the last decade, remarkable progress has been made to realise that chronic, low-grade inflammation and redox unbalance are critical aspects for the development of age-related diseases. The conference was organised in collaboration with BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy).