Leading technical experts will highlight the most recent scientific advances in understanding how dietary nutrients, food components and whole diets may delay the onset and even potentially reverse some effects of age-related cognitive decline.  With the increasing demand for natural solutions, industry experts will examine the potential of the most promising plant-based ingredients to enhance cognitive function. They will also examine the latest evidence on the importance of omega-3 fatty acid for well-being and the prevention of depression. 

Chair: Dr David Vauzour, Research Fellow and Principal Investigator, Norwich Medical School, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia

12.15 – 12.35

Reviewing novel dietary strategies to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Dr David Vauzour, Research Fellow and Principal Investigator, Norwich Medical School, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia

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12.35 – 12.55

DHA: keeping our synapses sparking brightly as we age

Rob Winwood, Manager, Scientific Communications, DSM Nutritional Products

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12.55 – 13.15

Could the polyphenol resveratrol counter the cerebral blood flow and cognitive deficits associated with hypoxia in humans?

Dr Emma Wightman, Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University

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13.15 – 13.35

Why you should eat seaweed: the importance of iodine in cognitive health 

Fiona Houston, Co-Founder and "SeaEO", Mara Seaweeds

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13.35 – 13.45 Question and answer session

 

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