Media Alert / Press Conference: Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health

Article ID: 593629

Released: 13-Sep-2012 1:45 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Pollock Communications

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New Research Shows Health Benefits of Tea On Heart, Brain and Bone Plus Weight Management

Symposium at USDA Showcases Significant Scientific Advances in Tea & Human Health

Opening remarks by Kathleen Merrigan, USDA Deputy Secretary

Press Conference:

Since the first Tea & Health Symposium in 1991, a growing body of published research has shown the many health benefits of tea. Now new and emerging science on the health effects of tea will be unveiled at the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health and presented by international researchers.

o September 19, 2012
o 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, EST
o United States Department of Agriculture
o 1400 Independence Ave. SW, South Bldg., Washington, DC., Room 3109

Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, FASN, FACN, CNS, Tufts University
Can Tea Intake Aid Weight Loss?
Rick Hursel, PhD, Maastricht University
Tea and Bone Health: Steps Forward in Translational Nutrition
Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen, PhD, CCRP, Texas Tech University
Effects of Tea on Cognitive Performance
Suzanne Einother, MSc, Unilever R&D Vlaardingen
Impact of Tea on Functional Measures of Cardiovascular Health
Claudio Ferri, MD, University of L'Aquila

Media Inquiries:
To RSVP for the press conference, arrange interviews with chair Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg or scientists, contact:
o Karen Parziale,, 201-927-8536 or Pollock Communications, 212-941-1414
o For more information, log onto
*Please note that if your name is not on the security list you will not be allowed into the USDA

Co-Sponsors for the Symposium:
o American Cancer Society
o American College of Nutrition
o American Institute for Cancer Research
o American Medical Women's Association
o American Society for Nutrition
o Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
o Linus Pauling Institute
o Tea Council of the USA


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