The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I), the international branch of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, announced that the conference report from its fourth scientific symposium, held on Nov. 1, 2013 in Kronberg, Germany, has been published in the peer-reviewed, scientific journal, European Journal of Nutrition.
The 2013 symposium, " Bioactives: Qualitative Nutrient Values for Life-stage Groups," looked at why it is important to have a process for bioactives similar to that of traditional nutrient that have dietary reference intake (DRI) values. Nearly 50 members of the international scientific and regulatory community representing more than 15 countries worldwide gathered for the symposium, featuring nine experts speaking about the science and regulatory issues behind bioactives.
“There was consensus among our symposium presenters of the value of developing a process to evaluate the strength of the science behind bioactive intakes and their respective links to health conditions," said James C. Griffiths, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and international affairs, CRN-I.
The report, co-written by Griffiths, the symposium presenters and CRN consultant John Hathcock, Ph.D. is available on the CRN-I website.