Top world experts to gather, share latest findings at 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition at Loma Linda University

LOMA LINDA, CA – The latest research and breakthroughs in vegetarian nutrition will be showcased as Loma Linda University hosts a gathering of top experts from all over the world for the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, scheduled Feb. 24 to 26.

The 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (6ICVN), an event that occurs only every five years, will bring together the world’s leading researchers and their latest study findings on vegetarian research in such areas as cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, obesity, longevity and aging.

6ICVN, organized by the Nutrition Department of Loma Linda University School of Public Health, will be held at Loma Linda University Drayson Center, 25040 Stewart St., Loma Linda, California.

“Professional interest in vegetarian nutrition has now reached unprecedented levels, but the knowledge regarding vegetarian diets and their impact on human life is far from complete,” says Dr. Joan Sabate, LLU School of Public Health nutrition department chairman and 6ICVN chair.

“Every five years, the world’s leading researchers gather in Loma Linda for the International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, possibly the largest scientific forum of its kind in the world, to exchange research findings, theoretical concepts and practical applications of vegetarian dietary practices for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health,” says Sabate.

A total of 48 presenters from leading institutions all over the world are expected at the event, including:

  • Dr. Neal Barnard, a leading nutrition researcher, author and health advocate, whose studies on the role of nutrition in diabetes, obesity and lipid management have led to major strides in chronic disease care.
  • Thomas Sanders, Ph.D., D.Sc., head of the Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division at King’s College of London, who has researched the role of dietary fats in cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Rosalind Gibson, Ph.D., research professor in human nutrition at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, who has conducted extensive studies on micronutrient nutrition in developing parts of the world.
  • Dr. Gary Fraser, professor of epidemiology and preventive care at Loma Linda University, who is lead investigator of Adventist Health Study – 2, an ongoing, large-scale study funded by the National Institutes of Health examining the links between diets, lifestyles, and health.

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About Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,600 students located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Eight schools make up the University organization: Allied Health Professions, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Religion. More than 55 programs ranging from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees are offered. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.