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2nd Scientific Workshop (Norwich 2016)

"Inter-individual variation in response to food bioactives" - 1st International Conference on Food Bioactive and Health - Norwich, UK - 13-15 september 2016

The 1st international conference on Food Bioactives & Helath (FBHC2016)* include a COST POSITIVe Scientific Session on "Inter-individual variation in response to food bioactives". This session is scheduled on 15th September from 8:30 to 13:00.

FBHC2016 will be held from 13 to 15 September at the John Innes Centre (Norwich Research Park).

More information about location at the IFR website :

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The full programme of the FBHC 2016 is available on the website of the conference ( or can be downloaded here.

Some Pictures of the event :

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COST POSITIVe Session - Scientific Programme

Thursday 15th September

9:00 - 10:00 am - Invited plenaries

  •  9:00-9:30: Peter Jones, University of Manitoba, Canada – Individual variation in responses to stanol/sterol esters and PUFA
  •  9:30-10:00:Anne Marie Minihane, University of East Anglia, UK – Fish oils and cardiovascular health: role of Apolipoprotein genotypes


10:00 - 10:40 am: POSITIVe Working Groups talks on main findings

  •    10:00-10:20:  Main findings of WG1 by Tom Van de Wiele, Ghent University, Belgium – Interindividual variability in the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of plant food bioactives
  •    10:20-10:40: Main findings of WG2 by Ana Rodriguez-Matéos, Univ Dusseldorf, Germany - Variability in the biological responsiveness of plant food bioactives regarding cardiometabolic endpoints



11:10 - 12:40 : 6 short oral communications

  •   11:10-11:25: González-Sarrías A et al, Spain. Urolithin metabotype clustering determines the effect of pomegranate consumption on lipid cardiometabolic biomarkers. Evidence from a double-blind, cross-over, dose-response, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
  •   11:25-11:40: Williamson G et al, UK. Intra- and inter-individual variation in urinary excretion of metabolites of phenolic acids after consumption of coffee
  •   11:40-11:55: Barber-Chamoux N, Milenkovic D et al, France. Acute intake of curcumin differently affects endothelial function and nutrigenomic response in male and female smokers: a randomized controlled trial
  •   11:55-12:10:  Pinto P et al, Portugal. Inter-individual variability in response to the intake of flavonols on blood lipid levels:a meta-analysis of randomized controlled human trials
  •   12:10-12:25: Rosario Bronze M, Portugal. Effect of a Functional Fruit Concentrate on post-prandial glycaemic response in pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes patients: exploring the inter-individual variation
  •   12:25-12:40: Mena P, Italy. Inter-individual variability in the combined production of metabolites from green tea flavan-3-ols and coffee chlorogenic acids