How phospholipids support healthy aging

Dr Anu Turpeinen shares insight on the effects of phospholipids on older adults, while Dennis van der Veer explains how Valio can support businesses in unlocking opportunities in aging nutrition. Hosted by Valio’s CIO, Dr Kevin Deegan.

Expert Insights by Valio is a series where we explore nutritional research and trends — and how businesses can take advantage of this knowledge in new product development.

In this episode, we’ll get acquainted with recent insight on the role phospholipids play in healthy ageing and lifespan.

Watch the episode to learn more:

  1. INTRO: As an important component of cell membranes, phospholipids are vital to human health, especially as we age.
  2. INSIGHT: Scientific evidence of phospholipids’ benefits throughout our lifespans is growing steadily.
  3. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: Phospholipid supplementation has been found to maintain – and even restore – cognitive function in healthy elderly people and patients with brain diseases.
  4. AGING NUTRITION: There’s great potential for phospholipids to complement a healthy diet and lifestyle for older adults.
  5. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Valio can help adult nutrition companies turn the knowledge of phospholipid supplementation into successful and innovative products.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Anu Turpeinen - Nutrition Research Manager, Anu has a strong academic background, combined with experience in the food industry. She earned her PhD in human nutrition from the University of Helsinki, worked as a researcher for about 10 years and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in nutrition.

    Dr. Anu Turpeinen

    Nutrition Research Manager
    Anu has a strong academic background, combined with experience in the food industry. She earned her PhD in human nutrition from the University of Helsinki, worked as a researcher for about 10 years and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in nutrition.


  • Dennis van der Veer - Head of Customer Development, Dennis leads the specialty ingredients team at Valio that helps businesses innovate new applications for infant and special nutrition, confectionery, beverages, ice cream, and dairy. He has a long career in business development for the Food and Beverage industry.

    Dennis van der Veer

    Head of Customer Development
    Dennis leads the specialty ingredients team at Valio that helps businesses innovate new applications for infant and special nutrition, confectionery, beverages, ice cream, and dairy. He has a long career in business development for the Food and Beverage industry.


  • Dr. Kevin Deegan - Chief Innovation Officer, As Valio’s CIO, Kevin drives the innovation culture and approach throughout Valio. He ensures that innovations are an important part of strategy and that the organisation has the tools and governance model to support implementation. He has a PhD in Food Science.

    Dr. Kevin Deegan

    Chief Innovation Officer
    As Valio’s CIO, Kevin drives the innovation culture and approach throughout Valio. He ensures that innovations are an important part of strategy and that the organisation has the tools and governance model to support implementation. He has a PhD in Food Science.


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Phospholipids
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Whitepaper: Nutritional effects of phospholipids in all stages of life
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Five things to consider when developing nutritional products for aging adults