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IADSA Forum Discusses Supplements Role in Public Health

August 29, 2011

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IADSA Forum Discusses Supplements Role in Public Health

BUENOS AIRES, ArgentinaScientists from across the globe will discuss the role of dietary supplements in public health on Sept. 1 to 2 at the fourth annual IADSA Scientific Forum in Buenos Aires. The forum will cover various key issues related to achieving micronutrient adequacy and minimizing the risk of overconsumption.

These include the appropriateness of recommended daily allowances (RDA) as a marker of adequacy; nutritional risk analysis and the setting of maximum levels of vitamins and minerals in food supplements; and risk management approaches to the setting of maximum levels in food supplements for adults and children.

It will also cover the overall nutritional status of the South American populations; populations at risk of suboptimal intakes; and multi-nutrient deficiency worldwide.

Speakers will include professor Peter Aggett, emeritus chair at the UK University of Central Lancashire; Professor Helio Vannucchi, School of Medicine of Riberão Preto, University Sao Paulo and member of the Committee for Scientific and Technical Assessment of Functional and New Foods (CTCAF), Brazil; professor Reinhold Vieth from the University of Toronto, and director of the Bone and Mineral Laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada; professor Renger Witkamp from the Department of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University in The Netherlands; professor Robert Heaney from Creighton University, United States; professor Cesar Fraga, from the University of Buenos Aires; Héctor Cori from IADSAs Latin American Working Group; professor Jeffrey Blumberg from Tufts University and senior scientist and director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory, United States; professor Helene McNulty from the University of Ulster, UK; and professor David Richardson, John Hathcock and Andrew Shao from IADSAs Scientific Group.

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