Aging Gracefully: Staying Healthy & Well Late into Life

This session is sponsored by ILSI, the ILSI Research Foundation, and ILSI branches worldwide.

Throughout the world, and especially in regions were elderly comprise a significant and growing portion of the population, understanding the aging process and how diet and other lifestyle factors influence aging is an important public health topic. This session will look at the mechanisms of aging (lifestyle, diet, and genetics); explore new data comparing healthy aging indicators across geography (an International Life Sciences Institute project); and use case studies to foster discussion on best practices and public health policies to encourage healthy aging and well-being late in life.

Importance of Understanding Healthy Aging
Hannia Leon, PhD (Session Chair)
ILSI Mesoamerica
Costa Rica

Aging and Nutrition: Research Opportunities to Better Understand Underlying Mechanisms
Simin Meydani, DMV, PhD
Tufts University

Nutrition for the Aging Brain: Functional Aspects and Strategies
Sandrine Thuret, PhD
Kings College London
United Kingdom

Comparing Health Indicators across Geography, A Look at Asia and Latin America
Sofia Amarra, PhD
ILSI Southeast Asia Region