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Mexico City,

Nestlé, the world’s leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, will present its Science & Research organization and its current research advances in molecular nutrition at the first International Symposium on Nutrigenomics, “From molecular nutrition to prevention of disease,”, aimed at fostering and strengthening nutrigenomics research in Mexico.

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the creation of the National Institute of Genomic Medicine Mexico (INMEGEN), Nestlé will hold this meeting with scientific experts in the field of nutrition and the prevention of diseases related to the human genome, strengthening its commitment to nutrigenomics research and its concern for the Nutrition, Health and Wellness of Mexican consumers.

At the Symposium, experts will address issues related to chronic degenerative diseases including obesity, diabetes mellitus type 2 and hypertension, all of which contain a genetic component. Additionally, they will discuss how Western diets impact the Mexican population and play a critical role in the development of such diseases. An emphasis will be placed on obesity research and associated genetic phenotypes, since over 1.4 billion people around the world suffer from obesity, with the incidence in Mexico currently reaching almost 50 percent.

National and international experts from the INMEGEN, the National Institute of Pediatrics, the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán (INCMNSZ), the UNAM National Institute of Biomedical Research, and the Nestlé Research Center will take part in the Symposium.

Two major international speakers, Prof Peter van Bladeren, Head of Nestlé Science & Research, and Dr Martin Kussmann, senior scientist at Nestlé Research Center, will present two papers on “Nutrigenomics and Human Health” and” Omics in Nutrition and Health,” respectively.

The Symposium program includes sessions on nutrigenomics and human health, medical nutrigenomics, discovery of cancer biomarkers, gene-environment interactions and heart diseases. All sessions will be concluded by an interactive discussion panel. Nestlé, the world’s leader in nutrition, will continue to innovate its product portfolio through personalized products adapted to consumer needs at all ages and stages of life.