Massive attendance at the Maurizio Battino’s conference in Santander (Spain)

The researcher Maurizio Battino, Director of FUNIBER in Italy, conducted a conference at the Ateneo de Santander (Spain), the June 15th, on the role of plant foods in the diet

At the conference entitled “Globesity and Obesity. The key role of plant foods“, the Italian researcher Maurizio Battino stressed the importance of education in the development of knowledge and skills in the field of nutrition.

Dr. Maurizio Battino is a Professor at the Universitá Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona) and Scientific Director of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO), which is part of the university network in which the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) collaborates. Battino has been recognized over the past two years as one of the world’s most influential researchers by the prestigious group of communication Thomson Reuters.

During his intervention, Maurizio Battino assessed the proliferation of chronic-degenerative diseases associated with tobacco consumption, physical activity and diet. In this regard, Battino noted that these last two factors are more difficult to change, since they are associated with the modern way of life. Therefore, in order to prevent the chronic-degenerative diseases, the researcher recommended a diet rich in plant foods.

The conference was presented by Sandra Sumalla, Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO), job that she combines with her collaboration as a Professor and Researcher at the Department of Health Sciences at the International Iberoamerican University (UNINI), Puerto Rico (USA) and Campeche (Mexico).

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