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Third International Plant Sterols/Stanols, Health and Disease Conference.

Plant Sterols/Stanols, Health and Disease Conference draws international experts

September 26, 2016 — 

The Third International Plant Sterols/Stanols, Health and Disease Conference runs from Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.

“Plant sterols and stanols (PS) lower blood cholesterol and have long been recognized as an essential component of cardiovascular risk reduction,” says Jean-Baptiste Roullet, clinical professor and conference co-chair from Washington State University, College of Pharmacy.

The conference will draw world health experts in the natural health product field to the University of Manitoba campus. A full list of speakers can be found here.

This year, the conference coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.

“The event was in many ways articulated to celebrate that important benchmark in the life of the Centre,” says Peter Jones, Canada Research Chair in Functional Foods and Nutrition and director of the Centre.

“Hosting this international conference here in Manitoba is particularly relevant because this province is home to many Hutterites who have a disorder with plant sterol metabolism, so the capability goes all the way from basic science to clinical management,” added Jones.

Complete details on the conference, including information on how to register, can be found on its website.

“The 2016 conference intends to bring together all stakeholders in plant sterol research to present and discuss new findings, define how recent advances in the field impact current health recommendations and identify areas in need of further scientific discovery,” says Roullet.

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