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September 2017 IFSN Seminar

On September 18, 2017, Dr. Janet A Novotny, USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, presented a webinar titled “Polyphenol Bioavailability: A Not-So-Simple Story.” This seminar has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 continuing professional education unit (CEU).

This seminar is part of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) Seminar Series. These monthly seminars aim to disseminate new knowledge; engage with partners and stakeholders; and inspire the next generation of food safety and nutrition experts. For full information on the series, visit the seminar webpage.

Seminar Overview

Diets high in polyphenols are associated with numerous health benefits, particularly related to decreased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Optimizing bioavailability is an important aspect of delivering these health benefits. However, recent studies have revealed surprising complexities in factors affecting inter-individual variability in polyphenol bioavailability. Participants will learn about new research to characterize these surprising aspects of polyphenol bioavailability and to identify the mechanisms driving different gastro-intestinal absorptive behavior.


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