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03
Jul
2014
Mars, Incorporated Encourages Young Researchers To Cross Disciplinary Boundaries And Help Address The Challenges Of Aging Research At Nobel Laureate Gathering
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn; Mars Director of Fundamental Health and Nutrition research, Dr. Hagen Schroeter, and 150 of the world’s brightest medical researchers take part in key panel discussion on aging and health Lindau, Germany (July 3, 2014) --- At the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Nobel Laureate Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Hagen Schroeter, Director of Fundamental Health and Nutrition Research at Mars, Incorporated, explored how current approaches to aging research could be advanced by strengthening the connections between disciplines, sectors and stakeholders. The panel engaged an audience of 100 of the world's brightest young researchers, and considered how to integrate a broad range of scientific fields more effectively in order to tackle the challenge of healthy aging. At the panel discussion, Hagen Schroeter spoke about his experience of convergent research: “Integrating insights from distinct disciplines and across sectors has greatly benefitted Mars, Incorporated’...
 
17
Mar
2014
Largest Nutritional Intervention Trial of Cocoa Flavanols And Hearth Health To Be Launched
Study brings together academia, industry and the National Institutes of Health BOSTON, Ma. – In a novel collaboration, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Mars, Incorporated plan to partner on the largest research trial to date investigating the health benefits of cocoa flavanols. Once initiated, this large-scale, prospective nutritional intervention will evaluate the role of flavanols in reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. Flavanols are naturally occurring plant-derived bioactive compounds in a variety of food sources. The study will also explore the effect of a daily multivitamin as compared to placebo, as a follow up to previous research conducted only in men which suggested that multivitamins may lower the risk of cancer. This five-year study will also be the first large-scale randomized trial testing multivitamins in women. “Cocoa flavanols and...
 
27
Aug
2013
Mars, Incorporated Awarded AOAC International's 2013 Multi-Laboratory Study Of The Year Award For First-Of-Its-Kind Cocoa Flavanol Research
Specific Method is Critical for Measuring Cocoa Flavanols in Products Chicago, Illinois (August 27, 2013): Mars, Incorporated, received the 2013 Multi-Laboratory Study of the Year award from AOAC International for a first-of-its-kind study designed to provide detailed information about composition of cocoa flavanols, a plant nutrient shown to have a range of proven human health benefits. The award recognizes a multi-laboratory study and method that demonstrates unique and noteworthy scientific achievements. Mars accepted the award at the 127th AOAC Annual Meeting...
 
15
Jul
2013
Mars, Incorporated Earns 2013 Food Technology Industrial Achievement Award
Institute of Food Technologists Recognizes Mars’ Leadership in Nutrition and Food Science for Cocoa Flavanol Research Chicago (July 15, 2013) — Mars, Incorporated, recently received the 2013 Food Technology Industrial Achievement Award from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), recognizing Mars’ leadership and commitment to research on cocoa flavanols, a plant nutrient shown to have a range of proven benefits for human health. The annual award honors a company or organization for an outstanding development that represents a significant advance in the application of food science and technology to food production and was presented at the IFT 13 Annual Meeting and Food Expo. Mars has innovated in the field of nutrition science for over 20 years, taking a comprehensive and systematic approach to researching cocoa flavanols’ role in supporting human health, while inspiring others to conduct research that expands the overall scientific understanding of cocoa flavanols. Mars applies gold standard...
 
24
Jan
2013
Recent Breakthroughs In Cocoa Flavanol Research Discussed By European Research Consortium And Expert Panel
Leading international experts gather today at the FLAVIOLA International Workshop on Flavanols in Cardiovascular Health in Brussels, Belgium Brussels, Belgium (January 24, 2013) --- Over 50 leading experts will meet today in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss recent breakthroughs in the field of cocoa flavanol research and the key findings of FLAVIOLA – an EU-funded consortium dedicated to state-of-the-art research into flavanols, their health benefits and potential applications. Members of the FLAVIOLA consortium will be joined by a number of international researchers to review the outcomes of FLAVIOLA’s research and theirpotential implications on cocoa flavanol-based applications and potential dietary recommendations for flavanol intake. The workshop, entitled FLAVIOLA International Workshop on Flavanols in Cardiovascular Health, will feature presentations on the project outcomes and wider scientific implications, and will conclude with a panel discussion by leading international scientific and medical...
 

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