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Improving Health Properties of Food by Sharing our Knowledge on the Digestive Process

WG3 • Effect of Food on Health

Evaluation of the effects of food on health

  • Allergenicity and immunomodulatory properties of food proteins
    Gut = largest immune interface with the environment
           = major player in autoimmune diseases and food allergy
  • Regulation by proteins of appetite and satiety
    Structure of food may play a key role on satiety (viscosity)
    Food components = biological signals regulating appetite   
  • Effect of protein metabolization on human microbiota 
    Proteins & peptides = nitrogen sources for bacteria
                                   = known to carry anti-microbial activities
                                   = potential modulators of gut homeostasis

WG3 Leader

Tor Lea


WG3 Deputy Leader

Alessandra Bordoni