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SQU Hosts Food and Brain Health International Workshop




   Muscat, Nov 24 (ONA) --- Food Science and Nutrition Department and Ageing & Dementia Research Group (ADRG) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) organized the 6th International Workshop on Food and Brain Health.


      The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies & Research, SQU, in the presence of Dr. Nasser Al-Habsi, Assistant Dean of the College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences (CAMS).


     There were 13 international speakers from USA, Qatar and India, alongside 12 speakers from the Sultanate who shared their work with the attendees. The participants who attended this event were Health professionals, nutritionists and dietitians from SQUH and the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, students from SQU and other colleges from the Sultanate.


     The workshop aimed to create awareness on the impact of food nutrition on brain health, throughout life.


    Talks by the speakers covered a wide range of topics from the definition, causes and treatment for neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive impairment to research findings on dietary practices and their unique role on health.


     During the opening ceremony of the workshop, a book titled “A Quick Guide for Clinical Biochemistry” written by Buthainah Al-Balushi and Dr. M. Mohamed Essa, organizers of the workshop of food and brain health, was officially released by Dr. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi.


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