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CRN-I’s third scientific symposium
Nutrient Reference Values for Bioactives? New Approaches


Schlosshotel Kronberg, Kronberg, Germany convenient to CCNFDU meeting

 

CONFERENCE REPORT FROM 2012 SYMPOSIUM PUBLISHED:

Nutrient reference values for bioactives: new approaches needed?
A conference report

European Journal of Nutrition

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Following up on two previous CRN-I scientific symposia held in 2010 and 2011 which addressed the two primary goals of the Codex Alimentarius and nutrition issues including health claims, respectively, the 2012 symposium explored the scientific basis and approaches for setting nutrient reference values for non-essential nutrients with biological effects—bioactives—with a focus on omega-3 fatty acids, lutein and zeaxanthin.

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AGENDA

Program in English

08:00
Registration

08:50
Opening remarks

John Venardos
Chairman, CRN-International
Herbalife Ltd., Torrance, California, USA

09:00
Keynote

The IOM DRI framework and definitions—adaption for bioactives
John W. Erdman, Jr., Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

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Session 1: Approaches to quantitative values for non-essential substances (bioactives)

Session Chair:
John W. Erdman, Jr., Ph.D.

09:45
Data types: Intervention and epidemiology—data to support NRVs
Prof. Dr. Hans Konrad Biesalski
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

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10:25
Dietary intake patterns for healthy persons to identify Adequate Intake values?
Kathleen Ellwood, Ph.D.
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, Maryland, USA

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11:05 Break

 

Session 2: Lutein and zeaxanthin

Session Chair:
Prof. Stephen Beatty, M.D.

11:35
Impact of supplemental lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin on visual performance and eye health
Prof. Stephen Beatty, M.D.
Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland

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12:15
Beyond eye health: Other effects of lutein and zeaxanthin
Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.
Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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12:55 Lunch

 

Session 3: Omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA

Session Chair:
Roberto Marchioli, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.F.A.

14:00
Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

Roberto Marchioli, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.F.A.
Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Santa Maria Imbaro, Italy

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14:40
Quantitative needs for omega-3 fatty acids to achieve benefits

Lotte Lauritzen, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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15:20 Break

 

Session 4: Safety considerations

15:40
Safety considerations in establishing NRVs for omega-3 fatty acids

Harry B. Rice, Ph.D.
Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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16:20
Use of risk assessment in the establishment of NRVs

Andrew Shao, Ph.D.
Herbalife Ltd., Torrance, California, USA
Chair, IADSA Scientific Council, Brussels, Belgium

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17:00
Closing remarks

Mark LeDoux
CRN International
Natural Alternatives, International, Inc., San Marcos, California, USA