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Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health

The Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health was a plenary session on new and emerging science regarding the effects of tea in promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic disease, with a discussion of the underlying mechanisms of action by tea polyphenols.

The symposium featured eleven top researchers in the field of tea and human health from around the world. Below please find information that was presented on September 19, 2012 at the USDA in Washington, DC:

Press Release (PDF)

Tea Symposium Program (PDF)

Speaker Abstracts:

Effects of black tea with and without a fat load on vascular function in mildly hypertensive volunteers (PDF)
David Grassi, Richard Draijer, Giovambattista Desideri, Theo Mulder, Claudio Ferri

Tea Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (PDF)
Lenore Arab, PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Tea Polyphenols: Absorption, Metabolism, and Bioactivity (PDF)
Alan Crozier, PhD, University of Glasgow

Interactions Between Tea and the Human Microbiome (PDF)
John van Duynhoven, PhD, Unilever R&D Vlaardigen

Flavonoids: Where We are and Where We Need to Go: Foods, Databases and Labels (PDF)
Johanna Dwyer D.Sc.,RD

Effects of Tea on Cognitive Performance (PDF)
Suzanne Einöther, MSc, Unilever R&D Vlaardigen

Impact of Tea on Functional Measures of Cariovascular Health (PDF)
Claudio Ferri, MD, University of L’Aquila

Can Tea Intake Aid Weight Loss? (PDF)
Rick Hursel, PhD, Maastricht University

Tea and Cancer: Potential Mechanisms of Prevention (PDF)
Joshua Lambert, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Molecular Target of Tea Polyphenols (PDF)
Mario Lorenz, PhD, CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin

Tea and Bone Health: Steps Forward in Translational Nutrition (PDF)
Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen, PhD, Texas Tech University

Role for Tea in Chemoprevention: Observational Evidence (PDF)
Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

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