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Abstract

This volume contains the proceedings of the final conference of COST Action 916, held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, from 26 to 28 April 2001. The aim of the conference was to review the progress in research on bioactive plant food components during the five-year duration of COST Action 916 on 'Bioactive plant cell wall components in nutrition and health'. The target compounds studied in this European action have been polyphenols, phytoesterols, phytoestrogens and phytic acid. Special emphasis has been given to those foods and beverages containing bioactive compounds that could make a significant contribution to diet in European countries.

The main topics covered in the conference were distributed within four workshops:
- Workshop 1: Bioactive compounds in foods: content, antioxidant capacity and effect of processing and storage.
- Workshop 2: Bioavailability and biological effects of bioactive compounds.
- Workshop 3: Implications for human health - antioxidant status, oxidative stress and disease prevention.
- Workshop 4: Dietary intakes and epidemiology.

Additional information

Authors: AMADO R, Zurich (CH);ABT B, Zurich (CH);BRAVO L, Madrid (ES) On behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research, Brussels (BE);GOÑI I, Madrid (ES) On behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research, Brussels (BE);SAURA-CALIXTO F, Madrid (ES) On behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20061 EN (2002), pp.330. Euro: 52.00
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20061-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents. URL: http://eur-op.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-828-1816-0
Record Number: 200214792 / Last updated on: 2002-05-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en