Symposium Addresses Cost Benefits of Supplements

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Health and nutrition experts will the offer current evidence on the financial benefits of preventing chronic diseases through the use of natural products and/or dietary supplements at the 6th Annual Scientific Symposium, presented by The Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI) and The American Nutrition Association® (ANA), set for Oct. 28, 2011. Topics on the agenda include impacts of the new health care legislation, and how the use of natural products and dietary supplements can provide a very large and measurable cost benefit for insurance programs, wellness programs, and the population in general.

The conference, “Cutting Healthcare Costs Through Prevention: Measuring the Safety and Efficacy of Natural Product Supplements in Targeted Dietary Protocols," will be held at the Marriot Renaissance Conference Center and Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.

Speakers include Mark Blumenthal, Ph.D., founder and executive director, American Botanical Council (ABC); Meg Jordan, Ph.D., R.N., department chair and professor of integrative health studies, California Institute of Integral Studies; Artemis Simopoulis, M.D., founder and president, Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health; Russell Jaffe, Ph.D., M.D., fellow, Health Studies Collegium and founder, PERQUE LLC, who spoke at last year's symposium; and Len Saputo, M.D., founder and director, Health Medicine Center.

NHRI is an independent, nonprofit organization that supports science-based research on natural health and wellness. It is committed to informing consumers, scientists, the media, policymakers and legislators about scientific evidence on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of diet, supplements and a healthy lifestyle, in order to improve health and wellness, and reduce disease around the world.

The American Nutrition Association® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to promote optimal health through nutrition and wellness education.

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