DSM to Host Tufts Carotenoid Conference

March 9, 2011

Tufts University will host a two-day conference on carotenoid research, sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products Inc. (Parsippany, NJ).

Tufts University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging will host a two-day conference on carotenoid research and human health beginning March 11, according to DSM Nutritional Products Inc. (Parsippany, NJ), a sponsor of the event.

The “New Developments in Carotenoid Research” conference will focus on emerging research on carotenoid functions and mechanisms in the human body. Twenty experts will be on hand to discuss the roles of carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene on human health.

Dr Manfred Eggersdorfer, Senior Vice President of Nutrition Science and Advocacy, DSM Nutritional Products Inc, said,

“There has been so much new science generated on carotenoid absorption and metabolism, including nutrient-gene interactions, in the last few years,” said Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, senior vice president of nutrition science and advocacy for DSM. “DSM is pleased to join such an impressive group of sponsors to bring focus to the health benefits of carotenoids.”