Second International symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables (FAVHealth2007)

Venue: Omini Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 13, 2007
Registration Date: Oct 09, 2007
Early Registration Date: Sep 16, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: May 25, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 16, 2007
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Eating Fruits and Vegetables (FAV) is of vital importance to a healthful life. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Surgeon General have recognized potential health promoting properties of FAV and these organizations are encouraging fruits, vegetables and nuts consumption to prevent certain chronic diseases and promote better health. Accumulative evidences based on case-control, cohort and epidemiological studies demonstrated that consumption of FAV reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

In recent years, the importance of FAV as sources of fibers and vitamins was emphasized and it was made clear that produce can provide more benefits to humans than organoleptic or aesthetic attributes. Furthermore, research on the beneficial health properties of FAV have been increasing and consumers have increased awareness during this process. Recent epidemiological studies clearly show the beneficial effect of FAV and in vivo studies demonstrate that some of the bioactive molecules conferring the beneficial health effects FAV through diet on a number of chronic diseases. Moreover, our lifestyle has changed and so have our eating habits, and not necessarily for the better. This has led to an epidemic of obesity and related diseases such as, diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases that are clearly linked to nutrition.

During the last decade evidences are accumulating that child and adult obesity epidemic continues to be one of the most important health problems on a global level. National and international organizations related to health are making every effort to prevent obesity that could save millions of lives from the risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes, arteriosclerosis, hypertension and sleep apnea. While, there are several lifestyle changes that would help prevent obesity, FAV play a dominant role in the prevention of obesity.

The objective of the 2nd International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruit and Vegetables” is to provide a forum for horticultural scientists, nutritionists, food scientists, biomedical scientists, chemists, biochemists, clinicians, medical professionals, social economists to exchange information and bridge the communication gap between the agricultural sciences, nutrition and health sciences. This symposium, sponsored by the 2nd International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS), and Texas A&M University’s Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center (VFIC), and Center for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation (CORPE),. The symposium will be held during October 9 th to 12 th 2007 in Houston, Texas, USA. It will be an unique opportunity for those involved in the functionality of FAV to share ideas and to enjoy Texas hospitality.
Why should I attend FAV Health 2007?

The conference will take an in-depth look at cultural, genotypic factors affecting the content of bioactive compounds in FAV, and will cover a wide range of topics related to the characterization, pharmacokinetics, nutrition, and human health clinical aspects of FAV. It will be a unique opportunity to interact with researchers, industry and consumers from different disciplines and bridge the communication gap between the agricultural sciences, nutrition and health sciences.

Who will I meet at FAV Health 2007?

FAV Health 2007 will bring together horticulturists involved in breeding and management of FAV to increase their content in bioactive compounds, food scientists who are interested in preserving the quality and functionality of FAV, nutritionists and clinicians assessing the effects of bioactive compounds found in FAV on a number of health platforms like obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and others. Industry representatives from different commodity groups, processing companies and federal granting agency representatives will also be participating in the conference.

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Four Riverway
Houston
Texas
United States
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