The Department of Nutrition & Dietetics organised an international webinar on Probiotics and Sports. The eminent speaker of the webinar was Dr Mahenderan Appukutty, FNSM, Associate Professor & Nutritionist, Sports Science Programme, Faculty of Sports Science & Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), MALAYSIA. The session was chaired by Dr G. L. Khana, PVC MRIIRS, and was Co-chaired by Dean FAHS Dr Moattar Raza Rizvi and HoD Dr Divya Sanghi. The session was moderated by Ms. Vandana Garg. The session was attended by students, faculty members and research scholars from MRIIRS and outside universities.
The session was started with the welcome address by Dr G L Khana, PVC MRIIRS and covered the present scenario of supplements among elite and upcoming athletes. Dr Appukutty well covered the role of dietary supplements, its various form and importance. He explained the role of natural probiotics in immunity and improving the sports performance. He also talked about thrust areas of research in the field of probiotics. The session was concluded with the take home messages of healthy diet and physical activity. After the session was completed, the Q/A session was conducted, which was a nice sharing of thoughts between participants and the speaker.
The session was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr Moattar Raza Rizvi, Dean FAHS and Dr Divya Sanghi, HoD, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics to the eminent speaker for making out time for this informative lecture from his busy schedule and shared his knowledge and experience with us.