LEVI INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM

by | Nov 28, 2023 | News

ICAR FOUNDATION: SYMPOSIUM ON ACTIVE AGING, SUSTAINABLE DIET AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLDER WOMEN WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

 

Organized together with the LEVI Project Research Group of the University of Alicante.

 

On November 17th ICAR organized, together with the Research Group Project LEVI of the University of Alicante, the Symposium on Active Aging, Sustainable Diet and Quality of Life, aimed at promoting the health and well-being of older women living with Multiple Sclerosis, in the context of active and healthy aging. This chronic neurological condition presents unique challenges in the population of older women, who often face the double burden of aging and MS.

 

It was a dual face-to-face and online event, featuring a total of 12 national and international speakers who are leaders in multidisciplinary research and care for older people in nursing, nutrition, chemical sciences, psychology, psychotherapy, etc.

 

ICAR, in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Education, Universities and Employment, financially supports the LEVI Initiative, which aims to evaluate how a multidisciplinary intervention program, combining supervised physical exercise and nutrition based on the Sustainable Mediterranean Diet (SMD), influences the health and well-being of older women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the context of active and healthy aging.

 

+ info: https://www.leviiniciativa.es

 

About LEVI Initiative

 

The LEVI Project research group is a multidisciplinary team that brings together renowned researchers in the areas of health and sport sciences, with a specific focus on aging. This group is characterized by its diversity and is mainly composed of members from various institutions, including the University of Alicante (UA), the University Miguel Hernández of Elche (UMH), the Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia (UCAM), the University of Almería (UAL), the University of Rzeszów in Poland, and the University of Turku in Finland.

 

The leader of this group is Dr. Alejandro Martínez Rodríguez, Professor of the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Alicante, with a solid background in Physical Activity Sciences and Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Together, this team works in a wide range of disciplines and research projects related to aging, with the aim of improving the quality of life of the elderly through sustainable diet, physical exercise, and other interdisciplinary approaches. Their work represents a significant effort to address the challenges facing this growing population and promote their well-being.