EPOA attendance at the 15th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Posted on: September 07, 2017

The 15th EuroFedLipid Congress ‘Oil, Fats and Lipids: New Technologies and Applications for a Healthier Life’ took place on 27-30 August in Uppsala, Sweden. The theme of this year’s congress reflected the great importance of oils, fats and lipids for a healthy life through its multiple functions in all aspects of human life and care.

About EuroFedlipid
Euro Fed Lipid is a federation of 13 scientific associations concerned with Lipids, Fats and Oils. The federation represents 2000 individuals and companies. Its mission is the furthering of lipid science and technology and the cooperation and exchange of ideas between scientists and technologists at a European level.

About the conference
As in the previous years, a number of different themes were covering a huge number (114) of presentations. Besides the presentations, also a considerable number of posters were presented.

Session dedicated to  Palm Oil and Nutrition
One of the Health and Nutrition sessions was dedicated to Palm Oil and Nutrition. Special attention was given to research advancement by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).  In the same session, Pramod Khosla indicated that palm oil has been viewed with ‘suspicion’ owing the fact that ~45% of it fatty acids were saturated. However, he showed that in diets with 25% to 35% calories from fat, 85% to 60% of the total fat, respectively, can be derived from palm oil without the saturated fat content exceeding 10% calories.

Abstracts and next years’ conference
A selection of the abstract presented during the congress has been published in the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. Please check and mark you calender for the 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress in Belfast UK, 16-19 September.