ICTAN´s Research Team POLYHEALTH participates in POSITIVe COST Action (FA1403). POLYHEALTH is involved in POSITIVe trough its participation in WG1 wich aims to increase the knowledge in the between-subjects variability in human absorption and metabolism of plant bioactive compounds.
POSITIVe is a recently started network approved and funded by the COST organization in the field od Food & Agriculture. POSITIVe was launched on the 11th of December 2014 in Brussels and will run until the end of 2018. At present, it involves a total of 27 countries that will devote their work and cooperation to further undestand the factors associated with human variability and its effects on the responsiveness to the intake of plant food bioactive compounds. The action is chaires by Dr. Christine Morand (INRA, France) and co-chaired by Dr Francisco Tomás-Barberan (CEBAS-CSIC, Spain) who will lead the network with the cooperation and help of a Management Committee (MC) and Steering Committee (SC) formed by members of the Action.
Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases can be prevented, delayed or reduced by improvind our eating habits. Increasing the consumption of plant foods rich in a range of compound with potential beneficial effects (“bioactive compounds”) is an important strategy to fight these chronic diseases.
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