PhenHRIG 2018: Nutrition 2018, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA Symposia Title: “Clinical Trials: New Links Between Flavonoids, Endothelial Function and Blood Pressure”

NEW ROOM: Independence Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel

Saturday June 9th, Presentations: 12:30 to 3:15 pm

12:30 pm Introduction:

12:35 pm Jeremy P Spencer, PhD, University of Reading, UK. Title: Phenolic acid induced enhancement of human vascular and cognitive function

1:25 pm Sarah A. Johnson, PhD, RDN, Assistant Professor and Director of the Functional Foods & Human Health Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University. Title: Flavonoid-rich Foods for Attenuating Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Risk with Aging

2:15 pm Sheila G West, PhD, Director, Vascular Health Interventions Laboratory, Biobehavioral Health and Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University. Title: Cocoa, Walnuts and complex foods as delivery vehicles for phenolics: assessing peripheral vascular resistance at rest and during stress

3:00 pm: NeoLife Student Phenolic Research Award Winners (5 minute talks)

Geoffrey Y. Sasaki, Human Nutrition Program, The Ohio State University. Title: Green tea reduces metabolic endotoxemia in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in association with altered relative abundance of bile acids and phosphatidylcholine metabolites

Laura E. Griffin, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Title: Flavanols from Grape Seed and Pine Bark Protect Against Obesity-Induced Adipose Inflammation

Zhengze Li, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Title: Identification of colonic metabolites of curcumin and their synergistic interaction with curcumin in anti-inflammation

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: NeoLife International, US Highbush Blueberry Council, Ocean Spray Cranberries, California Walnut Commission, Sun-Maid, Grapes from California, American Pistachio Growers, and the USDA

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