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WORLD’S LEADING EXPERTS TO PRESENT
LATEST FINDINGS ON HEALTH BENEFITS OF BERRIES
Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 18-20, 2013
(March 28, 2013) –Leading scientists from around the world will gather in Charlotte, NC in June, 2013 to share their latest research on the positive effects of berries on human health. The 5th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium, sponsored by the National Berry Crops Initiative (NBCI), will cover such topics as berries and brain aging, cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolism and other health-related issues.
“The Berry Health Benefits Symposium offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear the latest research on berries, the now legendary superfood,” said Cat McKenzie, Administrator of the National Berry Crops Initiative and organizer of the symposium. “This is an exciting time for berries and this year’s symposium will not only showcase the benefits of berries in our diet, but show real research results that indicate the power berries have in brain aging, diabetes, inflammation, cancer, heart disease and more.”
A Unique and Valuable Event
Berries are increasingly in the spotlight as researchers continue to explore their many potential health benefits. The global appeal of this topic will attract not only members of the scientific community, but health and wellness practitioners, food industry professionals, educators and consumers.
Over 25 acclaimed researchers will present during the three-day event, including:
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University
Dr Lila will discuss the ways that berries have permeated cultures around the world for generations and how this knowledge can be used in the 21st century to provide solutions for chronic disease and obesity. Dr. Lila “ the rock star of blueberry research” has appeared on the Dr Oz Show in the US, discussing the extraordinary cancer-fighting properties of berries.
Dr. Barbara Shukitt- Hale, USDA-ARS Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University will discuss the effect of berries on cognitive and motor function in aging. Her work has shown that diets rich in berries could reverse functional age related deficits in motor and cognitive behavior, these studies, relating to Alzheimer’s Disease and brain aging have had tremendous impact in the popular press.
Dr. Britt Burton Freeman, UC Davis will present her recent research on cardiovascular disease and its link to obesity. The affect of berries on both metabolism and inflammation and how dietary intervention with berries can improve these markers for heart health.
Dr. Ramesh Gupta, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville will share recent work from his laboratory on berry and other natural extracts that attach multiple targets for preventing lung, breast and cervical cancers using novel drug delivery systems.
The Berry Sessions
In addition to the research presentations, there will be a one-day event “The Berry Sessions” focusing on tools that can be used to better understand and communicate the message of berries and health, this event will be held on June 18th and is aimed at the non scientific audience. Workshops on media communication, understanding terminology, health related labeling issues, and a current research overview among others will give attendees the tools they need to communicate to any audience on berry health. Registration is $200 for the full event and includes lunch/breaks
North Carolina Research Tour
A final event “the North Carolina Research Tour” will be held June 20th. A visit to the Kannapolis Campus of the David H. Murdoch Research Institute will give tour members a glimpse of the high tech tools used to evaluate the effects of berries in the diet. Also included in the tour is a culinary demonstration showing the uses of berries in healthy menu items and a historical view of the Kannapolis area. Posters from emerging scientists will be available to view on site. The tour includes a gala dinner at a private Appalachian lodge. Tour tickets are available for $100.
For more details on the event, please visit www.berryhealth.org
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Information about the 2011 Symposium, including speakers, presentations and preproceedings can be located by clicking the 2011 Archives tab above.
Abstracts from the 2009 symposium are also published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
"Berry Consumption in Humans: Bioavailability of Polyphenols and Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Factors"
Iris Erlund National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
“Cardiovascular Actions of Procyanidin-rich Foods and Beverages”
Roger Corder William Harvey Research Institute of London
“Exploring the Biological Activity of Berry Ellagitannin Metabolites”
Francisco Tomas-Barberan University of Murica, Spain
"Healthy Eating: Bioavailability of Dietary Flavonoids and Phenolics”
Alan Crozier University of Glasgow, Scotland
“Anthocyanins and Other Factors in Berries that Affect Development of Obesity"
Ron Prior USDA-ARS at Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, U of Arkansas
"Anthocyanidins and Cancer Therapy, Different Routes to the Demise"
Xiao-Ming Yin University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"Prevention of Aerodigestive Tract Cancers in Humans with Berries"
Gary Stoner Ohio State University
"Cranberry Phytochemicals as Potential Anticancer Agents"
Peter Ferguson University of Western Ontario
"Epidemiological Evidence of Antioxidant Nutrients and Brain Health"
Martha Clare Morris Rush Institute for Healthy Aging
"Alaska Wild Blueberries and Neuroinflammatory Signaling: Disrupting NADPH oxidase Assembly in Lipid Rafts"
Thomas B. Kuhn Universtiy of Fairbanks, Alaska
“Behavioral Effects of Berries in Aging and Aging Radiation Models”
Barbara Shukitt-Hale USDA-ARS at Tufts University
Quenching the “Fires” of Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress: “Food Parings for Healthy Brain Aging”
Dr. Jim Joseph USDA-ARS at Tufts University
”Raspberries and Human Health: Time for Recognition"
Venket Rao University of Toronto
"Bacterial Anti-adhesion Activity of Cranberry Proanthocyanidins "
Amy Howell Rutgers University
“Berry Resources and Human Health Under the Cloud of Climate Change”
Mary Ann Lila North Carolina Research Campus at Kanapolis
Abstracts from the 2007 symposium are also published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Berry Fruits for Cancer Prevention: Current Status and Future Prospects
Seeram, Navindra P.
Antioxidants, Phenolic Compounds, and Nutritional Quality of Different Strawberry Genotypes
Tulipani, S.; Mezzetti, B.; Capocasa, F.; Bompadre, S.; Beekwilder, J.; de Vos, C. H. R.; Capanoglu, E.; Bovy, A.; Battino, M.
Bioavailability of Pelargonidin-3-O-glucoside and Its Metabolites in Humans Following the Ingestion of Strawberries with and without Cream
William Mullen, Christine A. Edwards, Mauro Serafini, and Alan Crozier
Isolation and Identification of Strawberry Phenolics with Antioxidant and Human Cancer Cell Antiproliferative Properties
Zhang, Yanjun, Seeram, Navindra P., Lee, Rupo, Feng, Lydia, and Heber, David
Ellagitannin Composition of Blackberry As Determined by HPLC-ESI-MS and MALDI-TOF-MS
Hager, Tiffany J., Howard, Luke R., Liyanage, Rohana, Lay, Jackson O., and Prior, Ronald L.
Whole Berries versus Berry Anthocyanins: Interactions with Dietary Fat Levels in the C57BL/6J Mouse Model of Obesity
Prior, Ronald L., Wu, Xianli, Gu, Liwei, Hager, Tiffany J., Hager, Aaron, and Howard, Luke R.
Processing and Storage Effects on Monomeric Anthocyanins, Percent Polymeric Color, and Antioxidant Capacity of Processed Blackberry Products
Hager, Tiffany J., Howard, Luke R., and Prior, Ronald L.
Cranberry Proanthocyanidins Induce Apoptosis and Inhibit Acid-Induced Proliferation of Human Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Cells
Kresty, Laura A., Howell, Amy B., and Baird, Maureen
Identification of Anthocyanins in the Liver, Eye, and Brain of Blueberry-Fed Pigs
Kalt, Wilhelmina, Blumberg, Jeffrey B., McDonald, Jane E., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, Melinda R., Fillmore, Sherry A. E., Graf, Brigitte A., O’, Leary, Jennifer M., and Milbury, Paul E.
Phytochemical Composition and Metabolic Performance-Enhancing Activity of Dietary Berries Traditionally Used by Native North Americans
Burns Kraft, Tristan F., Dey, Moul, Rogers, Randy B., Ribnicky, David M., Gipp, David M., Cefalu, William T., Raskin, Ilya, and Lila, Mary Ann
Enzyme-Assisted Processing Increases Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activity of Bilberry
Puupponen-Pimi, Riitta, Nohynek, Liisa, Ammann, Sabine, Oksman-Caldentey, Kirsi-Marja, and Buchert, Johanna
Berry Fruit Supplementation and the Aging Brain
Shukitt-Hale, Barbara, Lau, Francis C., and Joseph, James A.