Thursday, September 24

Dr. Malekian Participates in International Conference of Functional Foods

Baton Rouge, LA - Fatemeh Malekian, Professor of Food Science, attended the 18th International Conference of Functional Foods held September 15-17 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.  Malekian presented the results of her USDA/NIFA Capacity Building Grant funded project on September 15 under the category of functional foods and obesity.  Her presentation was titled “The effect of Whey Protein and Resistant Starch on Body Weight.”  On September 16th, she chaired a session entitled “Functional Foods and Diabetes.”

The conference sessions included functional foods in relation to obesity, neurological disorders, chronic diseases, diabetes, among others, and a panel discussion titled “Safety of the Bioactive Compounds at Efficacious Level.”  More than 40 countries were represented in the conference, which ended with award and certificate presentations. 

Dr. Malekian presenting a session at the conference

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