New Research Making Health Affordable: Symposium on Fatty Acids and Other Nutritional Supplements

Washington, DC -the NATURAL HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE is presenting a symposium to examine Fatty Acids and Other Nutritional Supplements; New Research Making Health Affordable. The symposium will take place at the 96th Annual American Oil Chemists Society Meeting, 9 AM to Noon, Tuesday, May 3, 2005 Salt Lake City, Utah.

Leading scientists will present nutritional and metabolic strategies to address pressing health concerns. These approaches, including fats/oils, proteins, optimal nutrition, and additional dietary supplements, provide many keys to better health and at a lower cost than many other treatments.

Dr. Ronald Watson, Professor of Public Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona, is serving as the Chairman of the Natural Health Research Institute's Scientific Advisory Board. This symposium, the second presentation of the Natural Health Research Institute during the AOCS Meeting, will introduce results of new
research on the efficacy of optimal nutrition in preventing or improving preventable conditions directly related to the leading causes of death, where the greatest healthcare burden lies.

Some of these causes are:

  • Heart and cardiovascular diseases. This condition affects over 61 million Americans, with strokes accounting for nearly 40% of all deaths according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Treatment costs exceed $300 billion a year and can be prevented by providing the public and the nation's decision makers with key policy and lifestyle findings.
  • Diabetes. Although diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death, it affects more and more Americans and can lead to many complications and thus is an important underlying cause of death in many cases. Type 2 diabetes, the most common type affecting 90-95% of people with diabetes, is linked to dietary intake, obesity and physical inactivity. Millions more have metabolic syndrome, and are likely to eventually develop diabetes.

The Natural Health Research Institute gathers information about, and promotes research on, complementary alternative natural health methods. The NHRI is addressing the challenge of distributing this information by partnering with the American Oil Chemists Society through this Symposium. The Symposium will promote and increase understanding of new nutrition-based solutions to help create better health for all.

Attendance fees are $215 for one day which includes this seminar and $100 for students Further information on this symposium and registration for the AOCS Meeting available at:

Research to be presented in the Technical Program includes:

  • Nutrients Modulating Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors. Dr Vijaya Juturu, Nutrition 21, USA.
  • Vitamin E Moderation of Heart Disease by Cytokine Regulation. Dr. Ronald Watson, Professor of Public Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona Medical, Public Health and Agriculture Schools, USA.
  • Use of Nutraceuticals for the Prevention/Management of Chronic Disorders and the Lowering of Health Care Costs. Dr. Bruce Holub, University of Guelph, Department of Biology and Nutritional Sciences, Canada.
  • Impact of Omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular disease risk factors. Dr. Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor, Penn State College of Health & Human Sciences, Nutritional Sciences Department. Director of The Diet Center, USA.
  • Trans fatty acids in health and disease. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, Harvard School of Public Health, USA.

Abstracts of these presentations will be available, via the web, following the symposium.

Now Foods, Inc. is the sponsor of this symposium. The company's founder and president, Elwood Richard, is a long-time member of the American Oil Chemists Society. "We hope that additional conferences can be held in the future on this important approach to creating a healthier nation." Richard said.

CONTACT: Ana Micka, 202-329-9793

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