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

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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.

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

Presentations: 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, 212-941-1414o 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 Societyo American College of Nutritiono American Institute for Cancer Research o American Medical Women's Associationo American Society for Nutritiono Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationso Linus Pauling Institute o Tea Council of the USA


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