Monthly Archives: October 2017

A report from the 8th Congress on Polyphenols & Health

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 8th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health in Quebec City, Canada.  This year more than 300 researchers met here to share their work on the health benefits of polyphenols in the fruits, vegetables, and beverages we eat.  Some were interested in improving cognitive processes – memory, learning, balance, and focus – while others sought to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or obesity.  All had an appreciation that our diets are powerful influences on our overall health.  Continue reading →