Symposium by the Natural Health Research Institute To be Presented at the 95th Annual American Oil Chemists Society Meeting

Cost-Effective Natural Methods to Address Leading Causes of Death and Chronic Diseases

9 AM to Noon, Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Cincinnati, Ohio

This symposium will present nutritional and metabolic strategies to address the leading causes of death.

These nutritional approaches, including fats/oils, proteins, optimal nutrition, and additional dietary supplements, provide many keys to optimal health and at a lower cost than many other treatments. The United States experiences rapidly increasing healthcare costs. As the national health crisis continues, it is critical to research and promote effective, more affordable nutrition-based solutions. This symposium will introduce new research conducted on the importance of optimal nutrition in improving conditions associated with the leading causes of death. The greatest healthcare burden lies in the preventable conditions directly related to the leading causes of death.

Some of these causes are:

  • Heart and cardiovascular diseases.
    This condition affects over 61 million Americans and with stroke accounts 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.
  • Cancer.
    This disease is the second leading cause of death. There is a 44% chance of developing cancer in one's lifetime and 50% of all the people with cancer die. Diet, weight control, and avoiding some known toxic substances have proven to decrease the chances of developing cancer by 30-40% (American Institute for Cancer Research).
  • 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, being the most common, affecting 90-95% of people with diabetes, is linked to dietary intake, obesity and physical inactivity.

This symposium's speakers will address the role that optimal nutrition can play in prevention, treatment, and mitigation of these conditions associated with our nation's top health concerns.

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.

Further information on this symposium and registration for the AOCS Meeting available at:

This is the final agenda for the Natural Health Research Institute presentations which will take place at Cincinnati on May 11 at the AOCS Symposium. We hope to be able to make abstracts of these presentations available.

Research to be presented in the Technical Program includes:
Update on Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Primary and Secondary Management of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Bruce Holub, University of Guelph, Department of Biology and Nutritional Sciences, Canada.
Apoptosis of Breast Cancer Cell Lines in Presence of Aqueous Garlic Extracts. Dr. Goswala Sivam, Bastyr University, USA.
Bioflavonoids in the Management of Asthma and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr.Ronald Watson, Professor of Public Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona Medical, Public Health and Agriculture Schools, USA.
Aging, Exercise, and Phytochemicals. Dr. Li Li Ji, Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin, USA.
Perinatal supplementation of Long-Chain Fatty Acids as a Strategy to Prevent Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Coronary Heart Disease in Adult Life. Dr. Undurti Das, EFA Sciences LLC, USA
Malnutrition, Inflammation and Arteriosclerosis in End State RenalDisease. Dr. Leo Martis, Baxter Healthcare, USA
Chromium and Insulin Resistance. Dr Vijaya Juturu, Nutrition 21, USA

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