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SQU Hosts 21st ISANH Redox Congress.

Muscat, Mar 4 (ONA) --- Deliberations of the 21st Redox Congress

of the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health

(ISANH) began at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) today. The

congress is being organized by the College of Medicine and Health

Sciences at SQU, in association with the ISANH --ME commenced

under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Sa'eedi, Minister

of Health.

The two-day Congress features 34 research papers and 15

posters presented by 39 presenters from 24 countries in the world.

Prof. Jumana Saleh from the College of Medicine of SQU and the

Vice-President of ISANH Middle East, said that this international

Congress was designed to present the latest research and technology

developments in the area of redox, which is the science of oxidative

stress and anti-oxidants in medicine and research. The congress

involves three themes, namely redox in disease and medicine, waste

valorization and the recently growing hot topic, the microbiota.

The first session of the conference "Redox, Health and Medicine"

discussed the impact of oxidative stress, antioxidants and natural

ingredients in diseases and in health. The second session "Bio-Waste

Valorization" will feature talks on antioxidants and bioactive molecules

from food waste. The aim of this session is to highlight the participants'

knowledge in the food waste valorization processes and to encourage

all stakeholders in the food waste management in the Middle East to

participate in order to put in place a regional taskforce for an innovative

initiative towards a reliable plan for better food waste and byproducts

management and valorization.

Food waste valorization practices have gained much attention

lately as a means of sustainable management, which can increase the

profit for local economies.

The third session "Microbiota and Metabolic Syndrome" will

analyze topics on the quality and diversity of human microbiota and the

influence of gut microbiota on the development and progression of

chronic diseases.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prof. Marvin Edeas, President of

ISANH, stressed the importance of redox and microbiota domains in

health care and disease prevention. "The idea of the ISANH Redox

Congress is to bring a new level of thinking about the medicine of

tomorrow out of the classical existing point of view."

Prof. Richard G. Maroun, Chairman of ISANH-Middle East, in his

address said that antioxidants are compounds that can be found in

many products. "They can even be extracted from coproducts and

organic waste. Moreover, their added value is high and remarkable on

different levels, particularly on health. Valorizing these molecules on a

large scale helps the creation of a societal health, which highly

contributes to a sustainable food chain from an environmental and

economical point of view and to better understand the impact of

antioxidants on our cellular mechanisms especially in preventing

different types of diseases".

--- Ends/HG/KH

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