CLA Presentation Set for ACS Research Conference

August 16, 2012

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CLA Presentation Set for ACS Research Conference

FLORHAM PARK, NJBASF Nutrition & Health is co-sponsoring a symposium showcasing the latest human and animal research on  conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in weight and inflammatory management on Aug. 21 during the American Chemical Society's national conference in Philadelphia. Featuring the world's top CLA researchers, the CLA: A Naturally-Occurring, Anti-Obesity, Anti-Inflammatory Fatty Acid" symposium will run from 1:30pm to 5pm in Commonwealth B on the second floor of the Loews Hotel.

Lauren Jackson, FDA research food technologist and team leader of the Division of Food Processing Science and Technology at the Institute for Food Safety and Health, will moderate the symposium, which will feature presentations including:

  • Synthesis of CLA isomers and their effect on milk fat production by Dale Bauman, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

  • CLA and its effect on dairy cow fertility with emphasis on low level inflammatory processes by Giuseppe Bertoni , Paolo Grossi, Erminio Trevisi, Istituto di Zootecnica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy.

  • Isomers of conjugated linoleic acid as important nutrients in the dairy cow by Kevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood Research, Jokioinen, Hame, Finland.

  • CLA's role in biochemical processes by Yeonhwa Park ,  Yooheon Park, Jun Ho Kim, Jonggun Kim, Heeseok Lee, Department  of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

  • Dietary CLA reduces clinical signs of acute and chronic inflammatory disease by Mark Cook, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisc.

  • CLA in obesity by Leah Whigham, USDA/ARS Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks, ND.

  • CLA in cardiovascular disease by Robert Nicolosi , Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut-Storrs, Storrs, Conn.

  • Perspectives on CLA by Mike Pariza, Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison.

The symposium, which is also co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the ACSs Agricultural and Food Chemistry and Agrochemicals Divisions, and ACS Kansas City Section, is being held in honor of Michael W. Pariza, Ph.D., widely recognized as the founder of the modern research on CLA, a fatty acid derived from safflower oil.

Emeritus Professor of Food Science and Emeritus Director of University of Wisconsin's Food Research Institute, Pariza has received numerous academic honors and awards. The symposium is named in his honor as recipient of the 2011 Kenneth A. Spencer Award. Attendees are also invited to join Pariza and fellow speakers at a reception and banquet following the symposium at the nearby Penns View Hotela limited numbers of tickets for the banquet are available at the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry table at the Loews Hotel.

 It is most gratifying to see the emerging clinical research on the positive effects of CLA in humans, for example reducing body fat while maintaining lean muscle, enhancing the immune system, and other potential benefits, Pariza said. Important applications of CLA in animal agriculture include improving the vitality of dairy cows, and potentially reducing the need for antibiotics in poultry.  This is an exciting time for CLA research.

Samy Jandali, VP Nutrition & Health, BASF Corp.which makes Tonalin® for human nutrition products and Lutrell® and Lutalin® for animal  nutritionsaid the symposium fits perfectly with this years ACS theme: Materials for Health and Medicine. BASF is proud to co-sponsor this first event of its kind in the science of CLA and we congratulate Dr. Pariza, his colleagues and CLA researchers worldwide on their outstanding work, Jandali said. Through their CLA studies, these scientific leaders are helping to make fantastic strides in fighting obesity and, improving overall human and animal vitality, so we can all eat and live a little better.

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