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International Conference on
Polyphenols and Health
October 4-7, 2005, Davis, California
Oct 21, 2005The 2nd International Conference on Polyphenols and Health was held at the University of California campus in Davis October 4-7, 2005. The meeting had a truly international slate of speakers, as well as global representation among attendees. In addition, there were over 70 industry representatives among the 300 who came to hear the scientific presentations and discussions. The conference was organized by health topic, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurobiology, and other areas, but there were several presentations that showed unexpected health effects of polyphenolics. The 4 days included a well attended poster session.
Some of the findings which attracted our attention include:
This raised a brief discussion of how that might be accomplished, and some called for controlled long term clinical human trials with disease endpoints, while others felt short term tests with marker endpoints were the only practical experiments that could be accomplished. Giovanni Mann emphasized the value of controlled animal trials over human trials where so many variables are impossible to control. Sylvia Mandel emphasized the importance of "omics" analysis of treatments in giving scientists a view of the forest instead of a few trees. Steve Barnes pointed out supported this call and even suggested that neurological effects by neural transmission directly from the gut to the brain.
Overall, the meeting was hailed as a great success due to the high quality of the speakers and the good organization. The 3rd conference will take place in 2007, and details will be announced shortly.
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