Cardiovascular and neurological benefits of high antioxidant foods and beverages

11/19/04

Dr. John Folts and Dr. James Joseph to brief journalists on flavonoids Dec 2 in NYC

WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE HEART MAY BE GOOD FOR THE BRAIN!

Dr. John Folts, University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, and Dr. James Joseph, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS Human Nutrition Research Center in Boston, two of the world's leading investigators on the cardiovascular and neurological benefits of high antioxidant foods and beverages, will present a briefing for journalists and writers at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC on Thursday, December 2, from 3:30 5:00 PM. Wine, cheese and grape juice from New York State will be served.

(Quick! What's the difference between a flavonol and a flavonoid?)

WHAT: An educational symposium for journalists on the cardiovascular and neurological benefits of grape juice, wine and other high antioxidant foods and beverages.

WHEN: Thursday December 2nd, 2004,
3:30-5:00pm

WHERE: The Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street (5th and 6th Avenues)

WHO: Dr. John Folts and Dr. James Joseph, two of the worlds leading investigators on the cardiovascular and neurological benefits of high antioxidant foods and beverages.

PLUS: A valuable primer on polyphenols from Dr. JoLynne Wightman, an expert in grape biochemistry, and a Registered Dietitian's perspective on applying nutriti

onal science in "real world" situations from Ruth Carey. Sponsored by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation through a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture.

WRITER'S SYMPOSIUM BIOS

James Joseph, Ph.D.
Lead Scientist, Lab Chief, Laboratory of Neuroscience USDA-ARS Human Nutrition Research Center, Boston, MA.

Dr. Joseph is one of the leading researchers studying the effects of high-antioxidant fruits, vegetables and beverages on neurological function and aging. His work has been published in numerous scientific journals, and is the author of "The Color Code: A Revolutionary Eating Plan for Optimum Health."

John D. Folts, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director of the Folts Thrombosis Research and Prevention Laboratory, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI.

Dr. Folts has lead the way in looking at the cardiovascular benefits of high flavonoid beverages such as Concord grape juice and red wine. He has published more than 200 scientific papers. His early work on platelet aggregation helped pave the way for the now well-accepted use of aspirin in the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

JoLynne Wightman, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Welch Foods Inc.
Dr. Wightman is an expert in grape biochemistry, with particular emphasis on polyphenolic compounds. She has spent her entire career in the wine and grape industry.

Ruth Carey, R.D., L.D.
Ms. Carey is a nutritional consultant in private practice. She has extensive expertise in the areas of sports nutrition, nutrition for fitness, cardiovascular nutrition and weight control.

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