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“How do environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle impact on the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and obesity in children?”

Online - 4th November, 2021 / 15:00 – 16:30 CET


The objective of this workshop is to disseminate the most recent scientific knowledge on the role of environmental factors, i.e., diet and lifestyle, on the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and obesity. Recent evidence indicates that the gut microbiota plays a key role in controlling metabolism but also in regulating innate and adaptive immunity and preventing systemic inflammation. Both obesity and Type 1 diabetes are characterized by systemic inflammation and immune dysregulation and can be regulated by the gut microbiota composition. Dr Falcone will give an introduction on the NUTRISHIELD project and will explain the rationale and importance of building an informatic platform to integrate different clinical and research data regarding dietary habits, lifestyle but also systemic inflammation and gut barrier integrity and microbiota composition in children with type 1 diabetes and obesity. Prof Malin Flodstrom-Tullberg (The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) and Dr Petrelli (San Raffaele Scientific Institute) will give an overview on the pathogenetic mechanisms related to, respectively, type 1 diabetes and obesity and will give the most recent insights on how the diet and gut microbiota can influence those diseases.



Brief Presentation of the NUTRISHIELD project – Fact based personalized nutrition for the young

Dr. Marika Falcone, MD PhD, San Raffaele Hospital and Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

15 min

The NUTRISHIELD app: personalized nutrition made easy

Lennert Sneyders, Software developer at Sweet Bee

10 min

Seminar: Can environmental factors explain the recent dramatic increase in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in European children?

Prof. Malin Flodström-Tullberg, PhD, The Karolinska Institutet, Stokholm, Sweden

20 min + 10 min Q&A/discussion

The impact of diet and microbiome on systemic inflammation in obese children

Dr Alessandra Petrelli, MD PhD, Diabetes Research Institute, San Raffaele Scientific Institute

20 min + 10 min Q&A/discussion

Q&A session

10 min

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NUTRISHIELD aims at creating a personalised platform for the young. The platform will consist of novel methods & techniques, which analyse a wide range of biomarkers related to nutrition and health disorders.