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Check out these fascinating articles from our July issues of the Functional Foods in Health and Disease and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease, our two free, open-access journals. 

Nutritionally-complete formula fortified with isomalto-oligosaccharide for hemodialysis patients:  by  Kridsada Keawyok, Nualpun Sirinupong, and Santad Wichienchot

Wichienchot et al. conducted a study in which they examined the probiotic selectivity the isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO), which is produced from tapioca starch in a pilot-scale reactor, as well as its applications in a novel nutritional formula developed for hemodialysis patients. 

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Absorption pathway of dietary flavonoids: the potential roles of the lymphatic transport in the intestine by Kaeko Murota

Recently, it was discovered that, in addition to absorption through the portal vein, dietary flavonoids are also absorbed via the intestinal lymphatic pathways. In this review article, Murota summarizes several reports on the lymphatic transport of flavonoids and discusses the physiological signficance of lymphatic flavonoid absorption. 

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Frequently used medicinal herbs and spices in weight management: a review by Vered Kaufman-Shruqui, Sheri Sherf-Dagan, Hagit Salem, Daniela Abigail Navarro, and Mona Boaz

Using pre-clinical and clinical studies, Kaufman-Shriqui et. al evaluate evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of herbal preparations, such as cinnamon, capsaicin, black pepper, and circumin, which are popularly consumed for weight reduction. 

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Nutrition planning during the COVID-19 pandemic for aging immunity by Pooja Polamarasetti and Danik Martirosyan

Polamarasetti and Martirosyan conducted a literature review of nutrition recommendations and their antiviral effects in older adult populations to create guidelines that will assist in reducing the age disparity in vulnerability to COVID-19. 

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Product details:
Series: Functional Food Science (Book 8)
Paperback: 302 pages
Publisher: FSP
published (August 14, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 979-8675209637
UNSPSC Code: 55101500
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches

Price: $245.00

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Conference Recordings:

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FFC 28th International Conference Report 

September 22nd, 2020

By Grace Santiago and Danik Martirosyan



To all of the attendees of the recent FFC 28th International Conference, we would like to express our gratitude for your participation in this event. With over 3980 people in attendance representing more than 100 countries, you all have played a vital role in making this one of our largest conferences to date. 

In addition, we would like to thank all 38 presenters who shared their insightful and innovative research with us during these sessions over the course of our two-day conference:  Individual Recordings: $30

All Recordings with Reader's Discount: $495   

 Individual Recordings: $30

Day 1

1. Nutritional Support for Fighting COVID-19

2. Enhancing the Elderly’s Immune System to Fight Chronic and Viral Diseases

3. Diet, Nutrition, and Functional Foods for Older Adults

4. Prebiotics, Probiotics, Microbiota, and Health Aging

5. Biomarkers in Age-Related Diseases

6. FFC's Anti-Aging Strategies: Clinical Studies on Longevity

Day 2

1. Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds for Disease Management and Healthy Aging 

2. Functional Ingredients/Bioactive compounds and Healthy Aging 

3. FFC’s Anti-Aging Strategies: Clinical Studies on Longevity 

4. Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products for Healthy Aging

Due to circumstances that have arisen due to COVID-19, we were unable to have conventional poster presentations. However, we are so thankful that technology has given an opportunity for our poster presenters to share their findings via 7 minute presentations on Zoom.

This year’s circumstances have also provided a unique chance for our exhibitors to also present, which has not been done in previous years. The following companies that presented in this year’s virtual conferences:

      – Amare Global
      – Czar Salt Inc. 
      – Best EMF products 
      – Pure Indian Foods

Conference Abstract Books

Abstract books are now available for purchase on the FFC online store! Featuring summaries of all the research presented at this conference, this is a valuable addition to your library that can help you in your research and can also serve as a souvenir for this monumental event. 

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Conference Highlight Video

We are also delighted to share this highlight video, which features some of the most notable presentations from the following speakers, who had shared particularly impactful and fascinating information: 

Keynote Speaker: William Li, MD: Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA. Presentation: Food as Medicine in the COVID-19 Era: Nutritional Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Long-Term Recover

Keynote Speaker: Alexander Haslberger, PhD: University Vienna, Dept. of Nutritional Research, Vienna, Austria. Presentation: Fasting and individualised bioactive food ingredients improve GI microbiota and epigenetic regulation of healthy aging

Uma Naidoo, MD: Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital and Author of This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight                    Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More.  Presentation: Healthy food and diet, and their effects on mental health, aging and longevity. Check out Dr. Naidoo’s latest book This is your Brain on Food   here

Amrendra Ajay, PhD: Department of Medicine, Renal Division, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and  Women’s Hospital, MA, USA. Presentation: Dysregulated fatty acid uptake in tubular epithelial cells cause chronic kidney disease

Shawn M. Talbott, PhD: Amare Global, Irvine, CA, USA. Exhibition Presentation: Dual Role of Gut-Brain-Axis Modulation in Obesity and Depression

Raquel Abalo, PhD: Departamento de Ciencias Básicas de la Salud, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud,    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain. Presentation: “Food for the gut in COVID-19 times

And many others:

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Price of All Recordings with Reader's Discount: $495 (Regular Price 695.00).

Individual Recordings: $30 each 

List of recordings

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Certificates and Membership:

All conference attendees will get 1 year membership for International Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compoundsb (ASFFBC)

Also, they will be provided 15 total credits for their two days of participation, which can be used towards their Certified Functional Foods Scientist/Professional certification.