December 2, 2005 - the Delta Meadowvale Hotel (Mississauga)
Gathering of leading authorities to promote awareness of DHA/Omega-3 fatty acids
On December 2nd, 2005, world renowned, international researchers, dietitians, regulatory personnel and executives who are involved in the field of DHA/Omega-3 fatty acids for human health and disease prevention/management will convene in Mississauga, Ontario. This meeting is designed to inform the agriculture and food sectors, dietitians, and other health professionals on the scientific evidence (human health/clinical studies), current versus actual dietary intakes, regulatory issues on food labeling and health claims, plus consumer and business perspectives about DHA and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Bruce Holub, Professor Emeritus from the University of Guelph, says “there has been a dramatic surge in publicity and the appearance of foods enriched in omega-3 fatty acids with a recent emphasis on DHA/omega-3. The evidence shows that DHA, particularly, and omega-3’s more generally are of considerable importance for brain and visual functioning as well as the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and other chronic disorders.
“Linkage of the food and public health sectors is crucial” says John Kelly, Executive Director of MaRS Landing. “Not only is it right to address the health of the population through disease prevention, this meeting will be a tremendous opportunity for key influencers of the consumer’s choice, need and desire for healthy products to learn from global experts. The link between agriculture, food and health of people is undeniable”.
"Our lab reported that adult Canadians have sub-optimal intake of total omega-3 fatty acids and in particular extremely low intakes of DHA amongst pregnant and lactating women, and young children." says Holub. More foods enriched with DHA/Omega-3 fatty acids are expected to be available in the coming few years to capitalize on mounting clinical evidence that DHA/omega-3 fatty acids favourably impact human health.
"I am very pleased that leading international researchers in the DHA/omega-3 for health field have accepted our invitation to share their information with the wide audience at this symposium in Mississauga" announces Holub.
For more information on the DHA/Omega-3 for Health Symposium and how to register, please visit their website www.dha-omega-3centre.org or contact Stephen Holub at information below.