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Randox Research proud to sponsor ‘Cardiovascular Nutrigenomics’ symposium

Professor Richard Siow, pictured at the SFRR-E 2014 meeting with literature on Randox products for antioxidant research shortly before his symposiumRandox Research recently sponsored Dr Richard Siow’s symposium titled: Cardiovascular Nutrigenomics: Perspectives for ageing, health span and beyond, which made up one of the sessions of the 2014 Annual Meeting of Society for Free Radical Research – Europe (SFRR-E 2014) held in Paris at the Cordeliers Campus of the University Pierre and Marie Curie. This year the meeting focused on the topic “Free Radicals: Insight in Signaling and Adaptive Homeostasis” .

The three day event included plenary sessions and special lectures of direct relevance to food and nutrition, antioxidants and cardiovascular health, and healthy ageing and age-related diseases; all areas that are in the medical research spotlight right now due to the growing levels of obesity and its related issues impacting health services throughout Europe.

Dr Siow, Senior Lecturer in the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence and Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London, was joined by some of the leading international researchers in the fields of early life nutrition and adult disease, epigenetics of vascular diseases and the role of plant compounds in regulating cardiovascular function and healthy ageing.

Sue Ozanne, Reader in Developmental Endocrinology at the University of Cambridge and a British Heart Foundation Senior Fellow, has a keen interest in early life nutrition and the effects that the in-utero environment on development of type II diabetes, insulin resistance, breast cancer and heart disease. This theme was continued within her presentation with a fascinating talk regarding the possible benefits of foods containing higher antioxidants during pregnancy, especially for obese and diabetic mothers, which may potentially reduce the risk of early onset diseases in adulthood.

For the chocolate lovers among the audience Cesar Fraga (University of California, Davis) explained the benefits of dark chocolate, not only for improved cardiovascular health, but also for improving cognitive function leading to better academic ability in children and less dementia/Alzheimer’s in the elderly, referencing current research as well as discussing Franz H. Messerli’s interesting study: ‘Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates’.

Randox Research is honoured to be associated with such an interesting and informative event, which recognises researchers from across Europe and encourages communication between all clinicians, scientists and industry partners with an interest in antioxidants and free radical research.

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