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DSM collaborates with 2014 Excellence in Innovation award winner Associate Professor Lisa Wood on air pollution webinar

Kaiseraugst, CH, 27 Oct 2014 15:00 CET

DSM is to work alongside Associate Professor Lisa Wood, a leading expert on asthma and respiratory diseases at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia, on its upcoming webinar ‘Vitamin E and the latest science II: Air Pollution’. Recognized for her research focus on the investigation of nutritional approaches to managing respiratory disease, Associate Professor Lisa Wood has recently received a 2014 Excellence in Innovation award, from Newcastle Innovation. The Excellence in Innovation Awards recognizes UoN researchers who deliver cutting-edge research and share their expertise to develop practical solutions for industry and the community.

Associate Professor Lisa Wood will join DSM’s Professor Manfred Eggersdorfer and Jacob Bauly to discuss how increased intake of antioxidants, such as vitamin E, may attenuate the damage induced by air pollution. The webinar scheduled for 29th October 2014 at 16:00 CET will last 60 minutes.

It is not the first time DSM has worked alongside with Associate Professor Lisa Wood to discuss links between nutrition and the effects of air pollution, having both contributed to this year’s 3rd International Conference on Nutrition & Food Science, in Valencia. The theme of this year’s conference, which was sponsored by DSM, was the ‘importance of nutrition in daily life and advancing towards a better and healthier future’.

The impact of air pollution on human health is a global issue, with 80% of the population living in regions that exceed WHO air quality guidelines. Exposure has been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality and the risk of several chronic diseases, including diabetes and cancer, via oxidative stress and inflammatory mechanisms.

Click here to register for the informative webinar ‘Vitamin E and the latest science II: Air Pollution’ and here to download the latest vitamin E whitepaper.