Welcome Letter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Each year since 2004, the Functional Foods Center held international conferences under the series “Functional Foods for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases”. The 6th annual conference will be held on December 4-5, 2009, at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, USA. It is entitled, “Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Diabetes and Related Diseases.”      

The 2009 conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology and food industry to discus the contribution of functional foods in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its related complications, such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity and other disorders. Main conference topics will include the role of nutrition in diabetes occurrence, as well as the creation of functional products for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Scientific Sessions will cover these topics:

  1. the epidemiology and health economics of diabetes, 

  2. the modern mechanisms and contributing factors of diabetes, 

  3. diabetes and its related complications, 

  4. modern diets for diabetes: prevention and control, and

  5. functional foods for the prevention and management of diabetes.

We welcome all related professionals worldwide to join this discussion. 

We aspire to bring together innovation seekers such as investigators in biomedical field, international food related companies, and solution providers with new ideas and technologies, like food and nutrition scientists and medical doctors to solve the problems of  diabetes.
We welcome you to the 6th international conference as an active part of a world-wide network of collaboration against obesity.


Conference Organizing Committee


6th International Conference "Functional Foods for

Chronic Diseases: Diabetes and Related Diseases"






Email: ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net

Web: www.functionalfoodscenter.net