Demonstrating the health benefits of food bioactives: challenges and opportunities



Food Bioactives and Health 2016 took place in September 2016 at the John Innes Conference Centre on the Norwich Research Park

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To provide an open forum that brings together researchers from various scientific communities to present the latest research and discuss common themes and challenges to understanding the impacts of food bioactives on health.


The conference was organised around a series of themes that are relevant to all food bioactives, including:

  • Latest evidence of the beneficial effects of food bioactives in humans
  • Bioavailability and metabolism
  • COST-positive-logoCOST POSITIVe Session: Inter-individual variation in response to food bioactives
  • Mechanisms of action
  • Functional foods and health claims
  • Bioactive intakes and exposure, novel sources


Dr Paul A Kroon, Institute of Food Research (now Quadram Institute), Norwich,UK, NR4 7UA