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Report on the 15th International Congress of Dietetics, Yokohama

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The International Congress of Dietetics is an international confer- ence held once every four years by the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA). ICDA is comprised of national dietetic association members from around the world, representing about 150,000 dietetics professioals. The first International Congress of the ICDA was held in 1952 in Amsterdam, and the congress continues to serve as a way for members to meet and support each other beyond national and regional boundaries. The world today is split into two extremes of malnutrition, namely, undernutrition and overnutrition. Dietitians have always engaged in new research and information gathering to raise the level of dietetics in an attempt to prevent and treat dis- eases as well as maintain people’s health so as to solve their countries’ problems. While some countries still suffer from high prevalences of undernutrition, the other countries facing the problem of overnutrition are challenged by diseases deriving from adverse life styles and diets, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiopathy and cerebropathy. In some countries, both under- nutrition and over- nutrition coexist leading to a double burden of diseases. The 15th Inter – national Congress of Dietetics, on the theme ‘Global Die – tetic Linkage and Cooperation for Human Health,’ was held on September 8–11, 2008, in Yokohama, Kanagawa. Dietitians and nutritionists from around the world came together and reported their research findings, and exchanged opinions on issues, policies and education concerning nutrition and the activities of dietitians. The Congress aimed to explore new solutions to global food and nutrition issues, addressing the unbalanced distribution of food, which causes overnutrition on the one hand and high mortality due to undernutrition on the other. Chronic, i.e. lifestyle-related, diseases is no longer an issue faced only by developed countries but also by developing countries; global cooperation on this common issue is therefore needed. The globalization of diets addresses issues of novel food, genetically modified, and highly processed foods, and their consequences for food security.

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Year 2008
Authors Cao Thi Thu Huong
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/TSBV1576
DOI Number 10.52439/TSBV1576
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