Professor Peter Howe, from University of Newcastle and University of Southern Queensland, is an expert in vasoactive nutrients, namely specific bioactives such as omega-3 fatty acids and certain polyphenols that can boost blood flow in all tissues, including the brain, by enhancing endothelial function.
Together with Dr Rachel Wong and their Clinical Nutrition Research Centre team, he has shown that supplementation with these nutrients has the capacity to counteract the development and progression of chronic diseases impacting ageing Western societies.
Their greatest success comes from recent clinical trials with resveratrol, the most potent vasoactive nutrient that they have evaluated. Regular supplementation improves the health of blood vessels throughout the body, including in the brain, where it enhances mood and cognitive performance and reduces pain perception.
The circulatory benefits of resveratrol extend to other tissues, improving glucose metabolism in diabetes and reducing postmenopausal bone loss and fracture risk.
At the summit, organised by NutraIngredients-Asia and FoodNavigator-Asia, Prof Howe will illustrate these benefits with a preview of unpublished results from the RESHAW trial, the largest and most recent trial of its kind in postmenopausal women.
Prof Howe’s multidisciplinary preclinical and clinical research in nutrition, cardiovascular physiology and neuroscience has underpinned health claims for functional foods and nutraceuticals, and he has published 270 papers with over 8,000 citations
Leading industry summit
The event, which takes place at Singapore’s Hilton hotel from July 11, will assess how food and nutrition solutions can meet the needs of Asia’s rapidly ageing societies.
With the number of over-60s in Asia set to double to 1.3bn by 2050, the event will look at how the nutrition and food industry can meet the needs of the rapidly ageing populations of today, and more crucially, tomorrow.
This means we’ll be shining the spotlight of the latest product innovations, ingredient discoveries and research targeted at older consumers, while also assessing what industry is doing to improve the health of younger consumers, so they can ultimately lead a more active and healthy, as well as a longer older age in the future.
Other confirmed speakers at the event include:
Dr Siow Ying Tan, PepsiCo’s R&D Global External Innovation Lead of Academic Partnership
Dr Jorg Hager, Head of the Metabolic Health Department at Nestlé’s Institute of Health Science.
Belinda Reynolds, Director of Research, Product Development and Emerging Markets, Bioceuticals
Dr Okada Yumika Group Manager Supplements Research Group, FANCL
Dr Feng Lei, Principal Investigator at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore,
Dr Reshmi Rajendran, Director of Danone’s global R&I Precision Nutrition D-Lab.
Dr Daisuke Fujiwara, Deputy Director of Kirin’s Business Creation Department
Dr Chan Shu Ting, Chief Supervisor of the Nutrigenomic Department at TCI Gene.
Joanne Todd, Challenge Director at New Zealand’s High Value Nutrition Challenge.
Joy Beckerman, Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, Elixinol
Alexandra Jones, the George Institute for Global Health
Dave McCaughan, Founder, ai.Agency
Amit Srivastava, Founder, the Responsible Nutrition Association of India
Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia
The 2019 event has already received sponsorship backing from our valued partners Gencor, AstaReal, DuPont, Beneo, Tetra SOD, Rousselot, CP Kelco, TSI and Vitality Wellness.
Register for the event here https://www.healthyageingsummit-asiapacific.com/register/