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FFC's 21st International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods

Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease:
Science and Practice


March 25-26, 2017, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA


Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 21st International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice". The conference will be held at San Diego on March 25-26, 2017. The 21st International Conference of Functional Food Center will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic diseases, as well as for health promotion.

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Main Conference Topics/Sessions

Session Topics:

  • Functional Food Definition and the Status of Functional Foods in Japan, US and other Countries
  • Functional Foods and Obesity
  • Functional Foods and Diabetes
  • Functional Foods and Neurological Diseases
  • Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)
  • Functional Foods and Cancer
  • Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases
  • Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods
  • Biomarkers and Functional Food
  • Special Session: Functional Food, Microbiome and Cancer
  • Special Session: Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos
  • Special session: Engineering bioaccessibility and bioavailability of bioactive compounds
  • Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products


  Standard Rate
Full-Time Students* $325
Dietitians and Retired Professionals* $395
USDA, NIH, FDA $495
Academic (Researchers at Universities) $595
Commercial $695
Exhibitor/Vendor $795
Abstract Publication Fee $49
Late Publication Fee $99
Explore San Diego $50

*Must present ID

Please note: space at this conference is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program (MS, PhD or MD) are eligible for the Student Discount rate. When you register for the conference, you must enter your mentor's name and Email address during checkout to verify your student status.


Guidelines for Full Paper Submission:

Participants with accepted abstracts may write full articles:

  1. The entire text of the full papers must be in Times New Roman, 12 point size font.
  2. Full paper margins should be 0.75 inches from the top and bottom, and 1.0 inch from the left and right for A4 format paper.
  3. Line spacing should be 1.15 and alignment justified.
  4. The submitted full papers should contain 6-16 pages. A shorter or longer manuscript must be discussed with the organizing committee.
  5. When submitting a full paper, the corresponding author should send a cover letter indicating that the authors have not submitted a similar manuscript for publication elsewhere. Full papers submitted without cover letters will not be published.
  6. The full papers and cover letter should be submitted as separate attachments to the following email address: ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.
  7. Submit the full paper within 2 months following the date in the abstract acceptance letter, but no later than the date mentioned on the conference website.
  8. Full papers will be published in FFC’s Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease. Please download and use the suggested samples for an original scientific paper, review paper, and cover letter.
  9. As a token of our appreciation for article submissions in the Special Issue, we are offering 50% discount of our standard publication fee. The final cost will be $348.00. If sufficient scientific funds are unavailable for coverage of the discounted publication fee, ASFFBC is willing to accommodate as needed. Please contact us (in advance) for more details, if necessary. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this!
  10. Full-text papers should be submitted before July 30, 2017 and it is mandatory for oral presenters.

Accepted Abstracts

  1. High prevalence of asthma and its determinants among children enrolled in Michigan migrant and seasonal head start programs. Farabi N, Song SJ, Crockett ET, Song WO
  2. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activities of Quillaja saponaria Mol. Saponin extract in mice. Sarkhel S
  3. Analysis of sugarcane as a potential functional food. Raymond W, W. Chong, Christopher McRae, Nicolle H. Packer
  4. Recovery of high added-value food ingredients from Tunisian citrus limon by-product: Identification and creation of functional food products. Gargouri B. Sonda Ammar S, Verardo V, Carretero AS, Bouaziz M
  5. In vitro bio-accessibility and antioxidant activity of four edible green leaves. K. D. P. P. Gunathilake, K. K. D. S Ranaweera, H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
  6. Thermal protection of vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B12 by using bacterial nanocellulose to further uses in processed food. Sánchez D, Canas A, Osorio M, Castro C
  7. Quality characteristics of functional bread fortified with date palm fruit residue. Hashim IB, Ragaee S and Khalil AH
  8. Allometric scaling: Theory and applications. Rucker RB
  9. Lost in Translation: Allometric scaling of bioactive dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. Whelan J
  10. Modifying animal diets to increase relevance to human populations. Hintze K.J., Ward, R..E., Benninghoff A.D., and Lefevre M.
  11. Effect of a probiotic Lactobacillus strains on vaginal microbiota and bacterial vaginosis. Schrezenmeir J., Laue C., Papazova E., Liesegang A., Pannenbeckers A., Arendarski P., Linnerth B., Domig K., Kneifel W., Petricevic L.
  12. Potentiation of anti-inflammatory activities of indomethacin by grape fruit juice in carrageenan –induced mice paw edema. Sarkhel S.
  13. Phenolic extract from Ficus capensis leaves inhibits key enzymes linked to erectile dysfunction and prevent oxidative stress in rats' penile tissue. Akomolafe SF., Oboh G., Oyeleye S.I., Aline A. and Boligon AA.
  14. Reduction of iron in the serum and liver of iron-overloaded mice using magnetotactic bacterium Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense MSR-1. Leila H.G.J., Masoud G., Nezamedine H.S.
  15. Intestinal infection in malnourished children. Daneshvar H.K., and Rahimkhani M.
  16. Morinda citrifolia (Noni), a tropical adaptogenic food and medicinal plant with multiple uses in health and disease. Westendorf J., Mettlich C., and Algenstaedt P.
  17. Allometric scaling models: history, use, and misuse in translating resveratrol from basic science to human clinical applications. Smoliga J.M.
  18. Chenopodium album a locally used vegetable in Kashmir valley and its medicinal properties. Lone B.A., Chishti M.Z., Bhat F.A., Bandh S.A., and Khan A.
  19. Bovine milk exosomes and their cargos may regulate metabolism through non-canonical pathways in non-bovine species. Zempleni J., Zhou F., Wu Di, Manca S., Sadri M., Fernando S., Pas H., Shu J., and Cui J.
  20. Low molecular pectin protects against heavy metal exposure. Khotimchenko M., Khozhaenko E., Kovalev V.
  21. Comparative phytochemical composition of the seed and pulp of velvet tamarid (Dialium guineense) plant. Oyetayo F.L. and Bolorunduro B.C.
  22. Horizontal delivery of microRNAs via food-mother-pup axis. Le Provost, Laubier J., Marthey S., Castille J., Le Guillou S.
  23. Use of probiotics and oat β-glucan as prebiotics to control obesity: A synbiotic approach. Ke X. and Cheung PCK
  24. Novel product development, organoleptic analysis and haccp projection of a dessert made from lotus stem (Nelumbo nucifera). Vora J.D., Srinivasan P.
  25. Obesity, soy protein diet and liver steatosis. Hakkak R. and Korourian S.
  26. Safety and free testosterone boosting effficacy of a novel Curculigo orchioides extract in male rats. Bachi D., Swaroop A., Bagchi M., Preuss H.G.
  27. Glucuronidation and molecular docking of steviol with UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B7. Xia Y., Chen J., Fang Y., Zhang Y., Wang H., Liu X.
  28. Studies on the highly efficient biosynthesis of functional oligosaccharides. Cheng H., Wang H., Li L., Deng Z.
  29. Anti-adipogenic activities of (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate through modulation of the AMPK pathway in 3T3-L1 cells. Cheon W., Kim Y.
  30. Anti-adipogenic activity of Ligularia stenocephalain extract in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Seo D., Kim Y.
  31. Curcumin can improve hypertension in aged type 2 diabetic patients by modulating oxidative stress. Mirmiranpour H., Nakhjavani M., Esteghamati A., Salehi S.S., Lari M., Hashemi P., and Firouzabadi F.D.
  32. Conjugated linoleic acid vesicles worked in physiological pH environment. Fang Y., Fan Y., Ma J., Li Y., Xia Y.
  33. Beneficial effects on fasting insulin and OGTT responses with intake of New Zealand blackcurrant powder. Willems M., Silva J.D.S., Cook M., and Blacker S.
  34. Folic acid transfer from feed to egg yolk layers. Saki A.A., Abdolmaleki M., Mirzaie S., Zamni P., Ashoori A.
  35. Tarin, the lectin from Colocasia esculenta, reduces cyto and genotoxic effects of cyclophosphamide in mice. Corrêa A.C., Mérida L.A.D., Mattos E.B.A., Pereira P.R., Paschoalin VMF, Pinho MFB, Vericimo MA
  36. Functional quality, sensorial and shelf life characteristics of agathi (Sesbania grandiflora (L).Poir leaves enriched breads. Aruna M, Sumana A
  37. Bacteriome and mycobiome interactions underscore microbial dysbiosis in familial Crohn’s Disease: Role of probiotics and other therapeutic options. Ghannoum M
  38. Development of Halomonas Levan based functional food ingredients. Hasköylü ME, Özer Ç, Öner ET
  39. Effects of fermentation on the nutritional and anti-nutritional components of cooked/boiled water melon (Citrullus Lanatus) seed. Makinde OA, Adejoro DO, Odubanjo VO and Ajayi AS
  40. The determination of probiotic consumptions of university students by assessing their perceptions through these products. Hasköylü A, Biçer AH, Aktac S, Günes FE
  41. Induce increase lipidic compounds as food ingredient in microalgae and its anticancer and antioxidant properties. El-Baroty GS, Abd El Baky HH
  42. Phytochemical profile and bioactivities of coffee leaf: the impacts of processing methods and the age of leaf. Chen X, Ma Z, Petitvallet A, Rivest M, Kitts DD
  43. Comparison of the biological activities between carnosic acid and piciferic acid. Shibata S, Kayashima T, Ishitobi H, Miyaki S, Kawaoka T, Matsubara K
  44. Diet and functional impairments among elderly Chinese living in urban Shanghai. Zhu J, Cai H, Xiang YB, Li H, Gao YT, Zheng W, Shu XO
  45. Bacteroides xylanisolvens DSM 23964 consumption promotes anti-TFα antibody generation. Hart F, Schmidt J, Ulsemer P, Toutounian K, Hahn A, Goletz A
  46. Effects of α-galactooligosaccharides on high fat diet induced metabolic syndrome in mice. Dai Z, Lyu W, Xie M, Chen G, Zeng X
  47. Time effect on the antioxidant activity of commercial green juice and its manufactured equivalent. Kouprianoff J, Bernardo MA, Moncada M, Silva ML, Brito J, Mesquita F
  48. In-vitro probiotic and functional properties of Lactic acid bacteria recovered from date syrup. Arasu MV, Al-Dhabi NA
  49. In vitro physiological genistein concentrations do not inhibit proliferation in prostate cancer cells. Usak ST and Kandas NO
  50. Theobromine crosses the blood brain barrier resulting in increased phosphorylation of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein and cAMP-response element-binding protein in the mouse brain. Sugimoto N, Katakura M, Matsuzaki K, Yoneda M, Sumiyoshi E, Ohno-Shosaku T, Yachie A, Shido O.
  51. Unraveling the intricate relationship between food, nutrition, and health. Slupsky C.
  52. Gut microbiota dictate metabolic fate of Curcumin in the colon. Li Z, Sun Y, Song M, Li F, Gu M, Xiao H.
  53. Evaluating the efficacy of probiotic bacterial isolates in reducing the human food borne pathogen Campylobacter in chickens. Donoghue AM, Arsi K, Shreshta S, Wagle BR and Donoghue DJ
  54. Furan and its derivatives in foods: characterising the hazard. Gill S, Kavanagh M, Cherry W, Barker M, Weld M, and Cooke GM
  55. RP-UHPLC- DAD-QTOF- MS screening of bioactive components involved in anti-hyperglycemic and antioxidant activities of Tunisian Ficus carica L. leaves extracts. Ammar S, Belguith-Hadriche O, Segura-Carretero A, Bouaziz M
  56. Health benefits of the low molecular alginates from marina brown algae. Khotimchenko Y, Khozhaenko E, Kovalev V, Khootimchenko R, and Fil M
  57. The microbiome influences homeostatic control of eukaryotic ABC transporters at the intestinal mucosal surface during health and disease. Szabady RL, Tuohy C, Mrsny RJ, McCormick BA
  58. Milk composition of ewe fed soybean grain and cottonseed. Carolina Rodriguez Jimenez, Helder Louvandini, Tairon Panunzio da Silva, Egon Hion Ieda, Natasha Mantuam, Debora Botequio, Raul Machado Neto, Adibe Luiz Abdalla
  59. Effect of Fagopyrum esculentum (Common Buckwheat) Flour on Anti-oxidant Defence and Lipid Profile in High Cholesterol Fed Rats. Vanadhna Gandhi, Sunil Kumar Sharma, and Sudarshan Ojha
  60. Astaxanthin attenuates neurotoxicity in a mouse model of Parkinson's Disease. Grimmig B, Daly L, Hudson C, Bickford PC
  61. New extracellular vesicles carry most dairy cow milk microRNAs and likely protect them from degredation during digestion. Provost P, Benmoussa A, Boilard E, Gilbert C, Fliss I
  62. Biological potential evaluation of Litsea glaucescens Kunth extracts. Lopez-Romero JC, Gonzalez-Rios H, Hernandez-Martinez J, Dominguez-Esquivel Z, Pena-Ramos A, Ayala Zavala F, Martinez-Benevidez E, Higuera-Ciapara I, Navarro-Navarro M, Valazquez-Contreras C
  63. Maternal-filial effect on the performance and testicular morphology of lambs from ewes fed cottonseed (gossypol). Louvandini H, Ieda EH , Jimenez RJ, Dias e Silva TP, Tavares Lima PM, Abdalla AL, McManus CM
  64. Oil palm phenolics significantly reduced neurotoxic metabolites associated with neurodegeneration in a diet induced aged rat model of Alzheimer's disease. Gupta SV, Wu Y, Sambanthamurthi R
  65. Comparison of the effect of antibiotic, probiotic, prebiotic, phytobiotic and Bacillus subtilis on broiler performance. Monese Hamidi, Shaban Rahimi, Nahid Mojgani
  66. Effect of antibiotics, prebiotics and Lactobacillus plantarum on broiler performance. Samane Rasulzade, Shaban Rahimi and Kambiz Akbari
  67. Effect of poison oak and pasteurization on miRNA of milk exosomes of goats. Emily Sahagun, Jimmy Bell, Jennifer Belveal1, Sarah Akers, Randi Wilson, Chelsey Naito, Claudia Ingham, Lisbeth Goddik, David Hendrix, Duo Jiang, and Massimo Bionaz
  68. Extraction of bioactives from sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima), winged kelp (Alaria eculenta) and sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) from the north atlantic with “green” extraction methods: hot water and electroporation. Guðrún Marteinsdóttir, Magdalena M. Stefaniak, Ragnhildur Einarsdóttir, Ólafur Eysteinn Sigurjónsson, Magnus Gudmundsson, Kristberg Kristbergsson
  69. Recent developments in food vehicles for delivery of bioactive compounds in functional foods. Kristberg Kristbergsson, Jochen Weiss and Julian McClements
  70. Validation of micronutrients against food frequency questionnaire intakes using simulated diets. Amanda Chapman Howard, S. Pamela K. Shiao
  71. Membrane lipid replacement with glycerolphospholipids protected with fructooligosaccharides to restore mitochondrial function and reduce fatigue, pain, gastrointestinal and other symptoms in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Garth L. Nicolson, Paul C. Breeding, Bob Settineri and Rita R. Ellithorpe
  72. The effects of bioactive compounds derived from sake cake “Sakekasu,” a byproduct of Japanese sake (alcohol) fermentation, on senescence-accelerated mouse and diabetes model mouse. Mayumi Okuda, Sachi Shibata, Ryouhei Iijima, Hanae Izu, Tsutomu Fujii, Kiminori Matsubara
  73. Optimization of encapsulation conditions of vitamin C within yeast cell Saccharomyces cervisiea as biocapsule. Zohreh Hamidi-Esfahani, Samira Malekzadeh-Sariyarghan, and Soleiman Abbasi
  74. Arachidonic acid production using Mortierella alpinain batch and fed-batch fermentation. Zohreh Hamidi-Esfahani, Shadi Motahari, and Soleiman Abbasi
  75. A novel promising herb formula in sexual health. Geng-Long Hsu, Cheng-Hsing Hsieh
  76. The determination of some physical, chemical and antiocidant properties of gemlik olives and oils grown at the southeastern anatolia. Ebru Sakar, Hulya Unver, Zeynep Mujde Sakar, Bekir Erol AK, Can Yesirgil
  77. Astragalus Extract Mixture for Height Growth in Children with Mild Short Stature: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Donghun Lee, Sun Haeng Lee, Hee-jung Jee, Sung Ho Cha, Gyu Tae Chang

Conference Program

-Explore San Diego-

March 25th, 18:00-20:30 We will leave for a networking dinner on the beautiful Coronado Island. We will take a 15 minute ferry ride from the Convention Center to Coronado Island. You will be able to walk around many shops and restaurants, sightsee, and view the San Diego skyline across the bay. We will then come together for dinner near the harbor. Finally, we will ferry back to the Convention Center, and stroll around Seaport Village. Both of the ferries and your dinner will be included in your $50 payment. To submit your payment, please click here.

Scientific Program

March 25, 2017

8:15-8:45 Registrations

8:45-9:05 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Definition and Current Status of Functional Foods. Danik Martirosyan, Co-chairman: President, Functional Food Center; Dallas, TX, USA.

Session 1: Allometric Scaling from Rodents to Humans

Session Chair: Jay Whelan, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, and Robert Ward, PhD, (Session co-chair) Associate Professor. Department of Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

9:05-9:35 Robert Rucker, PhD, Professor (Keynote Speaker), University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA. Allometric scaling, metabolic body size and interspecies comparisons of basal nutritional requirements

9:35-10:00 James Smoliga, PhD, High Point University, High Point, NC, USA. What are the existing allometric scaling (mathematical) models: advantages and disadvantages?

10:00-10:25 Korry Hintze, PhD, Utah State University, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, Logan, UT, USA. Formulation of the Western diet

10:25-10:50 Jay Whelan, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. Allometric scaling of dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids

10:50-11:05 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 2: Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Microbiome

Session Chair: David Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

11:05-11:30 Carolyn Slupsky, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis. Unraveling the intricate relationship between food, nutrition, and health

11:30-11:55 Beth A. McCormick, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Founder, Center for Microbiome Research, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. The microbiome influences homeostatic control of eukaryotic ABC transporters at the intestinal mucosal surface during health and disease

11:55-12:20 Hang Xiao, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA. Gut microbiota dictate metabolic Fate of Curcumin in the colon

12:20-12:45 Kristen L. Beck, PhD, Researcher, Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA. A big tech approach to a "small" problem: microbiome characterization of raw food ingredients to improve food safety

12:45-13:10 David Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. Bifidobacteria metabolize milk oligosaccharides within the infant microbiome via the fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase pathway

13:10-14:10 Lunch

Session 3: Immunomodulation by Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging

Session Chair: Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and Jürgen Schrezenmeir (Session co-chair) PhD, Clinical Research Center, KITZ, Kiel, Germany

14:10-14:35 Jürgen Schrezenmeir, MD, Professor, Clinical Research Center, KITZ, Kiel, Germany. Effect of a probiotic Lactobacillus strains on vaginal microbiota and bacterial vaginosis

14:50-15:10 Smiti V. Gupta, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. Oil Palm Phenolics significantly reduced neurotoxic metabolites associated with neurodegeneration in a diet induced aged rat model of Alzheimer’s disease

14:35-14:50 Jingjing Zhu, PhD Student, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA. Diet and functional impairments among elderly Chinese living in urban Shanghai

15:10-15:25 Bethany Grimmig, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, USF Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa FL, USA. Astaxanthin Attenuates Neurotoxicity in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s disease

15:25-15:45 Jyoti D. Vora, PhD, Head, Department of Biochemistry and Food Science and Quality Control, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai. India. Novel product development, organoleptic analysis and haccp projection of a dessert made from lotus stem (Nelumbo nucifera)

15:45-15:55 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 4: Functional Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public Health

Session Chair: Johannes Westendorf, PhD, Professoer Emeritus, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology University Medical School, Germany

15:55-16:20 Johannes Westendorf, PhD, Professoer Emeritus, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology University Medical School, Germany. Morinda citrifolia (Noni), a tropical adaptogenic food and medicinal plant with multiple uses in health and disease

16:20-16:40 Felix Hart, PhD, Avitop GmbH, Berlin, Germany. Bacteroides xylanisolvens DSM 23964 consumption promotes anti-TFα antibody generation

16:40-16:55 Sumana Sarkhel, PhD, Assistant Professor,Department of Human Physiology with Community Health, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activities of Quillaja saponaria Mol. Saponin extract in mice

16:55-17:15 Xiu-Min Chen, PhD, Research Associate, Food, Nutrition, and Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Phytochemical profile and bioactivities of coffee leaf: the impacts of processing methods and the age of leaf

17:15-17:35 Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA, and Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA. Safety and free testosterone boosting efficacy of a novel Curculigo orchioides extract in male rats

17:35-17:40 Conference closing

18:00-20:30 -Explore San Diego-Networking Dinner on the beautiful Coronado Island

March 26, 2017

Session 5: Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos

Session Chair: Janos Zempleni, PhD, Professor, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

8:15-8:40 Fabienne Le Provost, PhD, “Functional genomics and Physiology of mammary gland” Team Leader, GABI, INRA, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, Jouy-en-Josas, France. Horizontal delivery of microRNAs via food-mother-pup axis

8:40-9:05 Patrick Provost, PhD. Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval. CHUQ Research Center / CHUL Axe des maladies infectieuses et immunitaires, Quebec, Canada. New extracellular vesicles carry most dairy cow milk microRNAs and likely protect them from degradation during digestion

9:05-9:30 Massimo Bionaz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. USA. Effect of poison oak and pasteurization on miRNA of milk exosomes of goats

9:30-9:55 Janos Zempleni, PhD, Professor, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA. Bovine milk exosomes and their cargos may regulate metabolism through non-canonical pathways in non-bovine species

9:55-10:15 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 6: Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

Session Chair: Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, MD (H), Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA USA

10:15-10:35 Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Founding Director, Inflammation Research Center, San Diego, California; USA; Former Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, Cancer Medicine and Immunology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. Targeting inflammatory pathways by dietary agents for prevention and treatment of cancer

10:35-10:55 Mark Willems, PhD, Professor, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, Chichester, United Kingdom. Beneficial effects on fasting insulin and OGTT responses with intake of New Zealand blackcurrant powder

10:55-11:15 Hairong Cheng, PhD, associate Professor, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Studies on the highly efficient biosynthesis of functional oligosaccharides

11:15-11:35 Kiminori Matsubara, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Life Science Education, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. The effects of bioactive compounds derived from sake cake “Sakekasu,” a byproduct of Japanese sake (alcohol) fermentation, on senescence-accelerated mouse and diabetes model mouse

11:35-11:55 Geng-Long Hsu, MD, Microsurgical Potency Reconstruction and Research Center, Hsu’s Andrology and National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. A novel promising herb formula in sexual health

11:55-12:20 Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, MD (H), Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA USA. Membrane Lipid Replacement with glycerolphospholipids protected with fructooligosaccharides to restore mitochondrial function and reduce fatigue, pain, gastrointestinal and other symptoms in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

12:20-13:20 Lunch

Session 7: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

Session Co-chairs: Reza Hakkak, PhD, Professor and Danik Martirosyan, PhD

13:20-13:45 Isameldin B. Hashim, PhD, Professor, Chair of Food Science Department, College of Food & Agriculture, UAEU, Al-Ain, UAE. Quality characteristics of functional bread fortified with date palm fruit residue

13:45-14:10 Mesa Aruna, PhD, Professor, Department of Home Science (Food Science & Nutrition), Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Functional quality, sensorial and shelf life characteristics of agathi (Sesbania grandiflora (L).Poir leaves enriched breads

14:10-14:35 Reza Hakkak, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA. Soy Diet and Liver Steatosis Protection

14:35-15:00 Kristberg Kristbergsson, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland. Office at Innovation Center Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. Recent Developments in Food Vehicles for Delivery of Bioactive Compounds in Functional Foods

15:00-16:00 Session 8: Poster and Networking Session

16:00-16:15 Awards and Membership Certificates (Membership for Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds).

16:15-16:30 Conference Closing


Speakers

Janos Zempleni, Ph.D, Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE, USA. The communication of animal and bacterial kingdoms through exosomes and their RNA cargos in bovine milk

Jay Whelan, PhD, (Session chair), Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. Presentation topic: Allometric scaling of dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids

James Smoliga, PhD, High Point University, High Point, NC, USA. Presentation topic: What are the existing allometric scaling (mathematical) models: advantages and disadvantages?

Korry Hintze, PhD, Utah State University, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, Logan, UT, USA. Presentation topic: Formulation of the Western diet

Robert Rucker, PhD, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA. Presentation topic: Allometric scaling, metabolic body size and interspecies comparisons of basal nutritional requirements

David Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. Presentation topic: Bifidobacteria metabolize milk oligosaccharides within the infant microbiome via the fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase pathway

Hang Xiao, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA. Presentation topic: Gut microbiota dictate metabolic Fate of Curcumin in the colon

Mesa Aruna, PhD, Professor, Department of Home Science (Food Science & Nutrition), Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Presentation topic: Functional quality, sensorial and shelf life characteristics of agathi (Sesbania grandiflora (L).Poir leaves enriched breads

Johannes Westendorf, PhD, Professoer Emeritus, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology University Medical School, Germany. Presentation topic: Morinda citrifolia (Noni), a tropical adaptogenic food and medicinal plant with multiple uses in health and disease

Carolyn Slupsky, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Presentation topic: Unraveling the intricate relationship between food, nutrition, and health

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA

Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Jyoti D. Vora, PhD, Head, Department of Biochemistry and Food Science and Quality Control, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai. Presentation topic: Novel product development, organoleptic analysis and haccp projection of a dessert made from lotus stem (Nelumbo nucifera)

Isameldin B. Hashim, PhD, Professor,, Chair of Food Science Department, College of Food & Agriculture, UAEU, Al-Ain, UAE. Presentation topic: Quality characteristics of functional bread fortified with date palm fruit residue

Jürgen Schrezenmeir, MD, Professor, Clinical Research Center, KITZ, Kiel, Germany. Presentation topic: Effect of a probiotic Lactobacillus strains on vaginal microbiota and bacterial vaginosis

Mark Willems, PhD, Professor, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, Chichester, United Kingdom. Presentation topic: Beneficial effects on fasting insulin and OGTT responses with intake of New Zealand blackcurrant powder

Sumana Sarkhel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Physiology with Community Health, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Presentation topic: Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activities of Quillaja saponaria Mol. Saponin extract in mice

Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA. Presentation topic: Bacteriome and Mycobiome Interactions Underscore Microbial Dysbiosis in Familial Crohn’s Disease: Role of Probiotics and Other Therapeutic Options

Fabienne Le Provost, PhD, “Functional genomics and Physiology of mammary gland” Team Leader, GABI, INRA, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, Jouy-en-Josas, France. Presentation topic: Horizontal delivery of microRNAs via food-mother-pup axis

Reza Hakkak, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA. Presentation topic: Obesity, Soy Protein Diet and Liver Steatosis

Jingjing Zhu, PhD Student, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA. Presentation topic: Diet and functional impairments among elderly Chinese living in urban Shanghai

Felix Hart, PhD, Avitop GmbH, Berlin, Germany. Presentation topic: Bacteroides xylanisolvens DSM 23964 consumption promotes anti-TFα antibody generation

Hairong Cheng, PhD, associate Professor, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Presentation topic: Studies on the highly efficient biosynthesis of functional oligosaccharides

Hossein Mirmiranpour, MD, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran. Presentation topic: Curcumin can improve hypertension in aged type 2 diabetic patients by modulating oxidative stress

Xiu-Min Chen, PhD, Research Associate, Food, Nutrition, and Health, The University of British Columbia, 2205 East Mall, Vancouver, Canada. Presentation topic: Phytochemical profile and bioactivities of coffee leaf: the impacts of processing methods and the age of leaf

Kiminori Matsubara, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Life Science Education, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. Presentation topic: The effects of bioactive compounds derived from sake cake “Sakekasu,” a byproduct of Japanese sake (alcohol) fermentation, on senescence-accelerated mouse and diabetes model mouse

Patrick Provost, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval. CHUQ Research Center / CHUL Axe des maladies infectieuses et immunitaires, Quebec, Canada. Presentation topic: New extracellular vesicles carry most dairy cow milk microRNAs and likely protect them from degradation during digestion

Massimo Bionaz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. USA. Presentation topic: Effect of poison oak and pasteurization on miRNA of milk exosomes of goats

Kristberg Kristbergsson, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland. Office at Innovation Center Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. Presentation topic: Recent developments in food vehicles for delivery of bioactive compounds in functional foods

Smiti V. Gupta, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. Presentation topic: Oil palm phenolics significantly reduced neurotoxic metabolites associated with neurodegeneration in a diet induced aged rat model of Alzheimer’s disease

Geng-Long Hsu, MD, Microsurgical Potency Reconstruction and Research Center, Hsu’s Andrology and National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Presentation topic: A novel promising herb formula in sexual health

Beth A. McCormick, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Founder, Center for Microbiome Research, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Presentation Topic: The microbiome influences homeostatic control of eukaryotic ABC transporters at the intestinal mucosal surface during health and disease

Kristen L. Beck, PhD, Researcher, Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA. A big tech approach to a "small" problem: microbiome characterization of raw food ingredients to improve food safety


Conference Organizing Committee/Main Conference Organizers

David A. Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

Jay Whelan, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Robert E. Ward, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

Kamon Chaiyasit, PhD, FACN. Program Director of Complementary Cancer Center of Vitallife at Bumrungrad International Hospital and Program Director of Integrative Functional Nutrition and Wellness Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA


Posters Accepted for Presentation:

P1

Raymond Chong

Analysis of sugarcane as a potential functional food.

P2

Prasanna Gunathilake

In vitro bio-accessibility and antioxidant activity of four edible green leaves

P3

Sonda Ammar

RP-UHPLC-DAD-QTOF-MS screening of bioactive components involved in anti-hyperglycemic and antioxidant activities of Tunisian Ficus carica L. leaves extracts

P4

Boutheina Gargouri

Recovery of high added-value food ingredients from Tunisian citrus limon by-product: Identification and creation of functional food products

P5

Zohreh Hamidi-Esfahani

Arachidonic acid production using Mortierella alpinain batch and fed-batch fermentation

P6

Seun F. Akomolafe

Phenolic extract from Ficus capensis leaves inhibits key enzymes linked to erectile dysfunction and prevent oxidative stress in rats' penile tissue

P7

Mariadhas Valan Arasu

In-vitro probiotic and functional properties of Lactic acid bacteria recovered from date syrup. Arasu MV, Al-Dhabi NA

P8

Yongmei Xia

Glucuronidation and molecular docking of steviol with UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B7

P9

Zohreh Hamidi-Esfahani

Optimization of encapsulation conditions of vitamin C within yeast cell Saccharomyces cervisiea as biocapsule

P10

Wonyoung Cheon

Anti-adipogenic activities of (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate through modulation of the AMPK pathway in 3T3-L1 cells

P11

Dongyeon Seo

Anti-adipogenic activity of Ligularia stenocephalain extract in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

P12

Yun Fang

Conjugated linoleic acid vesicles worked in physiological pH environment

P13

Naotoshi Sugimoto

Theobromine crosses the blood brain barrier resulting in increased phosphorylation of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein and cAMP-response element-binding protein in the mouse brain

P14

Ann Donoghue

Evaluating the efficacy of probiotic bacterial isolates in reducing the human food borne pathogen campylobacter in chickens

P15

Anna Corrêa

Tarin, the lectin from colocasia esculenta, reduces cyto and genotoxic effects of cyclophosphamide in mice

P16

Yuri Khotimchenko

Health benefits of the low molecular alginates from marina brown algae

P17

Peter Chi Keung Cheung

Use of probiotics and oat β-glucan as prebiotics to control obesity: A synbiotic approach

P18

Merve Erginer Hasköylü

Development of Halomonas Levan based functional food ingredients

P19

Monireh Rahimkhani

Intestinal infection in malnourished children

P20

Oluwatayo Makinde

Effects of fermentation on the nutritional and anti-nutritional components of cooked/boiled water melon (Citrullus Lanatus) seed

P21

Alperen Hasköylü

The determination of probiotic consumptions of university students by assessing their perceptions through these products

P22

Sachi Shibata

Comparison of the biological activities between carnosic acid and piciferic acid

P23

Nur Ozten Kandas

In vivo physiological genistein concentrations do not inhibit proliferation in prostate cancer cells

P24

Joana Kouprianoff

Time effect on the antioxidant activity of commercial green juice and its manufactured equivalent

P25

Shaban Rahimi

Effect of antibiotics, prebiotics and Lactobacillus plantarum on broiler performance

P26

Helder Louvandini

Milk composition of ewe fed soybean grain and cottonseed

P27

Bethany Grimmig

Astaxanthin attenuates neurotoxicity in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease

P28

Ali Asqar Saki

Folic acid transfer from feed to egg yolk layers

P29

Amanda Howard

Validation of micronutrients against food frequency questionnaire intakes using simulated diets

P30

Bashir A. Lone

Chenopodium album a locally used vegetable in Kashmir valley and its medicinal properties

P31

Diego Sánchez

Thermal protection of vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B12 by using bacterial nanocellulose to further uses in processed food

P32

Santokh Gill

Furan and its Derivatives in Foods: Characterising the Hazard

P33

Folake L. Oyetayo

Comparative phytochemical composition of the seed and pulp of velvet Tamarid (Dialium guineense) lant

P34

Guðrún Marteinsdóttir

Extraction of bioactives from sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima), winged kelp (Alaria eculenta) and sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) from the north atlantic with "green" extraction methods: hot water and electroporation

P35

Helder Louvandini

Maternal-filial effect on the performance and testicular morphology of lambs from ewes fed cottonseed (gossypol)

P36

Julio Cesar Lopez-Romero

Biological potential evaluation of Litsea glaucescens Kunth extracts

P37

Maksim Khotimchenko

Low molecular pectin protects against heavy metal exposure

P38

Nabila Farabi

High prevalence of asthma and its determinants among children enrolled in michigan migrant and seasonal head start programs

P39

Shaban Rahimi

Comparison of the effect of antibiotic, probiotic, prebiotic, phytobiotic and Bacillus subtilis on broiler performance

P40

Sudarshan Ojha

Effect of fagopyrum esculentum (Common Buckwheat) flour on anti-oxidant defence and lipid profile in high cholesterol fed rats

P41

Zhuqing Dai

Effects of α-galactooligosaccharides on high fat diet induced metabolic syndrome in mice

P42

Donghun Lee

Astragalus extract mixture for height growth in children with mild short stature: A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial


Main Conference Topics/Sessions

Session: Functional Food Definition and the Status of Functional Foods in Japan, USA and other Countries

  • The regulations, policy, and labeling of functional foods in Japan
  • Weaknesses and strong points of FOSHU/Food for Special Health Usage
  • What is the status of Functional Foods in the USA? Expert opinions from NIH, USDA, and FDA
  • How the new definition of Functional Foods can help to improve the status of functional foods word wide

Session: Health Claims: Nutraceutical, Functional and Medical Food Regulations

  • Regulatory issues and barriers
  • Legislation on health claims: healthy, functional and medical foods
  • Regulations, policy, and labeling of regular, functional and medical food products
  • Domestic and international regulations of health claims
  • The activities dealing with the proper labeling of foods
  • Science review of health claims
  • Authorized and Qualified health claims
  • Health Claims: How they will apply to your products and marketing campaigns

Session: Dietitians Position Regarding Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

  • Nutritionists and dietitians perspective on functional foods
  • Clinical use of functional and medical foods
  • Clinical use and benefits of herbs/botanicals

Session: ASFFBC Scholarship Recipient

Session: Young scientists including full time students and postdoc fellows selected by the organizing committee will present their research

Session: Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods
Food-Drug Interactions

  • Safety of bioactive compounds at efficacious levels
  • Safety of functional foods at efficacious levelsRegulatory issues and health claims

Session: Functional Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public Health

Session: Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

  • Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
  • The modern mechanisms of chronic diseases
  • Biomarkers of chronic diseases
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on chronic diseases
  • Medical foods for chronic diseases

A: Functional Foods and Obesity

B: Functional Foods and Diabetes

C: Functional Foods and Neurological Diseases

D: Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Diseases

E: Functional Foods and Cancer

F: Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases

Session: Allometric Scaling from Rodents to Humans: Session Chair: Jay Whelan, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, and Robert Ward PhD (Session co-chair) Associate Professor. Department of Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

  • Standardizing terminology, units, how the data should be extrapolated in a standard way
  • The principles of dose extrapolation
  • The dose-by-factor approach: Conversion of animal doses to human-equivalent doses by using FDA guidelines
  • Deriving the first-in-human dose
  • Dosing in experimental studies
  • Dosing in children, adults and the elderly

Session: Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Microbiome. Session Chair: David Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

  • Definition of a ‘healthy’ gut microbiome
  • Diet and the intestinal microbiome
  • Breast milk bioactives and their influence on the infant microbiome
  • Impact of polyphenols on a gut model microbiome
  • Probiotics and intestinal immunomodulation
  • Modification of the intestinal microbiota by the application of bioactive compounds and functionall foods

Session: Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos. Session Chair: Janos Zempleni, PhD, Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

  • DietaryRNAs and non-coding RNAs
  • Dietary exosomes
  • MicroRNAs from foods
  • MicroRNAs are bioactive compounds
  • Bioavailability of MicroRNAs

Session: Immunomodulation by Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging. Session Chair: Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA

  • The immune system: a target for functional food products
  • Modulation of the gut microbiota by diet
  • Relationships between the gut microbiota, chronic disease and aging
  • The effects of gut microbiota to human physiology including nutrient absorption and immune function
  • Probiotics and prebiotics: their influence on health and disease
  • Opportunities to target the ageing through functional food products

Special Session: Functional Foods for Chronic Inflammation: Science and Practice. Session Co-chair:

  • Food ingredients and nutraceuticals for chronic inflammation
  • Functional and medical foods in the management of chronic inflammation
  • Bioactive compounds (vitamins, minerals, etc.) and chronic inflammation
  • Bioactive compounds and foods in prevention of chronic inflammation; Role in tissue regeneration and disease prevention
  • The effects of bioactive compounds on biomarkers of chronic inflammation

Special Session: Application of Modern Technologies for Functional Foods. Session Chair:

  • New technologies in food industry: application for functional foods
  • Nutritional analyses of functional foods
  • Development of new formulations, labels, and recipes
  • Breaking news updates and opinions in food technology
  • NIH dietary supplement label database

Session: Current Marketing Strategies of Functional Foods

  • Risks in marketing healthy food products
  • Limitation of existing nutrition and health claims
  • Opportunities in marketing the healthy and functional foods
  • Market and consumer trends of functional foods and nutritional supplements
  • Pre- and post- market strategy for functional foods
  • Marketing functional foods in Europe, USA, Japan, and other countries

Special Session: Functional Foods in Sports Nutrition

  • How to create new functional foods for athletes
  • Bioactive ingredients for sport nutrition
  • Functional beverages for replenishment of water and electrolytes
  • Functional foods to aid in muscle recovery

Special Session: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products. Session chair:

  • Incentives for functional food research and development
  • Consumer acceptance of functional food products
  • Functional food composition and dietary intake databases
  • Food vehicles for delivery bioactive compounds
  • Research, development and marketing of new functional food products