This webcast focuses on the use of Omega-3-enhanced foods and beverages for aging management. Omega-3-enhanced foods and beverages have been reported to lower blood pressure, fight depression, improve bone health, lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Increasing your Omega-3 intake has recently been described as an indicator for reducing the risk of coronary disease.
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05/10/07 12:00 PM
1 hour 30 min.
Dr Linda Van Horn
Dr. Van Horn's research focuses on the benefits of a fat-modified diet, high in fruit, vegetables and fiber, to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. Dr. Van Horn's research includes the efficacy, safety, and acceptability of a low-fat diet in growing children; biomarkers of dietary adherence to a low-fat diet rich in soluble fiber, fruits, vegetables, and soy protein in premenopausal women (the Diet and Hormone Study); impact of a low-fat, high-fiber diet on cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and osteoporosis outcomes in postmenopausal women (Women's Health Initiative); impact of soluble fiber from oats, soy and other sources on lipoproteins, hormones, and other biomarkers for disease (INTERMAP).
Dr. Van Horn was a recipient of the Nutrition Academic Award (NAA) funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The purpose of the NAA was to improve and expand nutrition education in twenty one medical schools across the country at NUMS, Dr. Van Horn and her colleagues are integrating nutrition education and training as part of the undergraduate curriculum as well as providing continuing education for residents, graduate students and medical faculty.
Dr. Van Horn is also interested in nutrition education outreach to underserved populations. Thanks to support from the Midwest Dairy Council as nutrition education program involving dietitian-supervised medical students is underway for low income pregnant patients who attend the Prentice Ambulatory Clinic (PAC).
In 2006, Dr Van Horn became Associate Dean of Faculty Development in the Feinberg School of Medicine part time. She is involved in Mentorship development and meets with medical faculty on matters of promotion and tenure.
Dr. Van Horn is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
In 2006, Dr. Hernandez took on the role of Director of Process Development for the OmegaPure Technology and Innovation Center . His core responsibility is leading the OmegaProtein technical team. Omega Protein is a provider of long-chain Omega 3 essential fatty acids as an ingredient to functional foods and beverages. Dr. Hernandez previously led the Fats and Oils Program at Texas A&M University where he was an integral part of Texas A&M’s success in the food science arena. Dr Hernandez is the author of several publications including "Omega 3 Oils: Applications in Funtional Foods". He received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, a Master’s in food technology from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D from University of Massachusetts-Amherst in food engineering. He was affiliated with Texas A&M for 14 years. He is a professional IFT Member.
President, Chief Executive Officer
Advanced BioNutrition Corp.
In 1980, Dr. Kyle received his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta , Canada , in the field of Lipid Biochemistry. He undertook postdoctoral research at Michigan State University , the Institute for Chemical Research in Tokyo , the Center for Nuclear Studies in Paris , and the University of Essex in the UK , before leading a research team studying algal-based nutrition and life support systems for NASA at the Martin Marietta Corporation. In 1985 he co-founded Martek Biosciences Corporation, a publicly held biotechnology company focused on omega-3 nutrition. At Martek, he developed and implemented a long-term strategic plan that resulted in the commercialization of the company’s highly successful DHA - and ARA -based Nutritional Products, which are now being added to infant formulas worldwide.
In 2000, Dr. Kyle became the United States Director of the Mother and Child Foundation, an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the better understanding of omega-3 nutrition during pregnancy in order to improve the birth outcome and the quality of life for both the mother and the child.
In 2001, Dr. Kyle founded Advanced BioNutrition Corp, a company dedicated to providing a sustainable alternative to the use of fish meal and fish oil in the aquaculture industry in order to eliminate the overexploitation of marine resources by reduction fishery. Dr. Kyle has published over 70 scientific articles, he has edited two books, and is the named inventor on over 50 US and Worldwide patents.
In addition to his duties as President and CSO of Advanced BioNutrition, Dr. Kyle travels throughout the world speaking on the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, in health and nutrition.