报告题目：Food Bioactives in Management of Non-Communicable Diseases: Looking for Opportunities Beyond the Horizon
报告摘要: This report will present a bird's-eye view of the issues associated with global epidemics of non-communicable diseases. Discussion will focus the role of obesity as a precursor to two most prevalent non-communicable diseases- diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Finally there will be an in-depth analysis of the possible role of food bioactives/functional foods in prevention of non-communicable diseases.
专家简历：ProfessorChandan Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University in 1970 with a Ph.D. in microbiology/biochemistry. After 8 years at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland as Fogerty fellow and senior staff fellow, he returned to New Orleans to join the faculty of LSU School of Medicine. He served LSU Health Sciences Center as professor (medicine and neuroscience), Director of Obesity Research Program, and vice chairman (research) in the Department of Medicine until 2006. He also served as first chair of the laboratory of Nutrition and Brain at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center from 1991-1993 under directorship of Prof. George Bray MD. He joined Texas Woman’s University as Professor & Chair of the Department of Nutrition and served in this capacity until 2012. He also served TWU as Assistant Provost for Research Promotion from 2012 to 2014. The current focus of Dr. Prasad’s research is on inflammation and the role of dietary supplements in obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases. He has authored more than 200 papers in the area off appetite regulation, obesity, and nutrition. He holds four U.S. and international patents for treatment of obesity and alcoholism. He is Founding Editor of Nutritional Neuroscience and Editor-in-Chief of Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. He also serves as series editor for Nutrition, Brain, and Behavior. He is married to Shail Prasad, M.A., and has three sons (Anand Prasad, M.D.; Amit Prasad, M.D.; and Anoop Prasad, J.D.) and a granddaughter (Uma S. Prasad).