Webinar: “WebiNACRe n°10: Prevention and screening of colorectal cancer”, April 5, 2024

This Friday, April 5, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the 10th webinar of the NACRe network will be held: “WebiNACRe n°10: Prevention and screening of colorectal cancer”. WebiNACRe are quarterly scientific meetings organized by the NACRe network. They are an opportunity to attend a live presentation by an expert on their work on the theme of “diet, physical activity and cancer”, and to be able to ask them questions on this subject.

New guideline for probiotics and prebiotics from WGO and ISAPP

The World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) recently released an updated guideline document, aimed at helping gastroenterologists and other physicians understand the appropriate clinical applications of probiotics or prebiotics. The guideline was created with input from experts in gastroenterology, probiotics and prebiotics, with efforts co-led by experts from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). To create these guidelines, experts comprehensively evaluated the evidence from randomized, controlled trials for gastrointestinal conditions, including which specific prebiotic strain or substance showed a positive effect. The guidelines present a list of conditions for which there is positive evidence for the effectiveness of probiotics and/or prebiotics.

Take part in a major European study on fermented foods!

The aim of this questionnaire, the only one of its kind in Europe, is to collect and analyse data on the consumption of fermented foods by the European population. This project is supported by the European programme PIMENTO – COST ACTION CA20128 – Promoting Innovation of fermented fOods.

Positive effect of the addition of probiotics in conjunction with an antibiotic intervention on microbial diversity and composition in adults

Millions of antibiotic prescriptions are written each year in the United States. Probiotics reduce antibiotic-induced gastrointestinal side effects; however, the effect of probiotics on the preservation of gut microbial composition in response to antibiotics is not well understood.

EFSA confirms the toxicity of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food

Conformément à l’article 31 du règlement (CE) n° 178/2002, la Commission européenne a demandé à l’EFSA d’évaluer si les données de deux nouvelles publications scientifiques présentées par la Société italienne de toxicologie étaient suffisantes pour réviser leurs conclusions sur la sécurité des dérivés d’hydroxyanthracène dans les aliments.

Launch of One Health Joint Plan of Action to address health threats to humans, animals, plants and environment

A new One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA) has been launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH). This first Joint Plan on One Health aims to create a framework to integrate systems and capabilities so that we can collectively better prevent, predict, detect and respond to health threats. This initiative aims to improve the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment, while contributing to sustainable development.

The “Ferments of the Futur” Great Challenge: a new platform to develop the competitiveness of the field

Financed by the French State, with a total of 48.3 million euros for the cadre de France 2030, the Grand Défi «Ferments du Futur» was announced by webinaire Monday September 12, 2022. The project I piloted by INRAE and the ‘ANIA with the objective of mobilizing the natural techniques of fermentation in order to accelerate the agricultural and food revolution in the service of a healthy, durable and traceable food.

New participatory science project from INRAE/MGPS and AP-HP in France: “Le French Gut”

This unprecedented participatory science project, led by MetaGenoPolis/INRAE and the AP-HP, is part of a global dynamic and opens up promising prospects for the development of innovative health approaches. This ambitious project, estimated at €32 million over 5 years, is part of the One health concept and contributes to one of INRAE 2030’s strategic objectives of promoting a global approach to health.

What is the impact of the Covid 19 health crisis on weight of young French people?

In France, the maternal and child protection service, in charge at the departmental level of the organization of health check-ups in nursery schools for 4-year-old children, conducted a study to explore, over three school years (2018 -2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021), the evolution of the height and weight status of children and to estimate the impact of the health crisis due to SARS-CoV-2 in the Val-de-Marne district.

INRAE and the Institut Paul Bocuse at the Paris International Agricultural Show: “the flavour of science”

Orchidali summarizes for you the conference on nutrition for the elderly. At the Paris International Agricultural Show (SIA) 2022, the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRAE) offered opportunities to discover the topics covered by its research; in particular, the workshop “la science a du goût” (“the flavour of science”), organized in partnership with the Institut Paul Bocuse, was held every day at 1pm.