ASN Symposium Proceedings Now Published Online!

Sponsored Webinar, What Comes First: The Food or the Nutrient? now published online by the Journal of Nutrition.

Didn’t get a chance to attend California Walnuts’ Satellite Symposium at the ASN Scientific Sessions Annual Meeting in Boston last spring? No problem! The Journal of Nutrition has now published online What Comes First: The Food or the Nutrient.

The session, held April 19, 2013, focused on the concept of food synergy and the fact that people eat food not nutrients. Research has demonstrated that the concerted action of nutrients and other bioactive substances in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and tree nuts, such as walnuts, is beneficial for health. This new way of thinking may assist in determining nutrition strategies down the road.

Presentation Titles and Speakers:

WHAT COMES FIRST: THE FOOD OR THE NUTRIENT? EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF A SYMPOSIUM: David R. Jacobs, Jr., Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

WALNUTS HAVE POTENTIAL FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT IN MICE: W. Elaine Hardman, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

ROLE OF WALNUTS IN MAINTAINING BRAIN HEALTH WITH AGE: Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, Neuroscience Lab USDA, HNRCA at Tufts University, Boston, MA

WALNUTS DECREASE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: A SUMMARY OF EFFICACY AND BIOLOGIC MECHANISMS: Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA

DIET AND DIABETES: LINES AND DOTS: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Yale Prevention Research Center