California Prunes Present Health Matters
On Thursday, 17th September, California Prunes organised the ‘Health Matters Conference’, an event targeted at health care professionals to encourage friendly debate surrounding some big questions on nutrition and health.
California prunes were very pleased to welcome Dr Margaret Ashwell to chair the proceedings as well as Dr Michele Sadler, Professor Paula Moynihan, Jennette Higgs and Dr Bahram Arjmandi to be part of the panel of experts for the discussions and debates.
As part of his European California Prune media tour, Dr Bahram Arjmandi from Florida State University presented the results of studies showing an association between the consumption of prunes and maintaining bone health.
“Thanks to numerous research, we known more and more about osteoporosis and food aspects of this disease. It is therefore important to realize that taking care of bone health is primarily today to make simple, everyday choices, such as taking exercise or switching to a diet appropriate products. Thanks to research, we know that a daily serving of 5-6 California prunes can support bone health. Prunes owe beneficial properties to things contained in these substances – vitamin K and manganese.” – said Dr. Arjmandi.
The incredible findings of this new research will be of particular importance to those struggling with osteoporosis, a medical condition in which bones become brittle and fragile. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, one in three women and up to at least one in five men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. You can find out more about the link between osteoporosis and menopause here, and California prunes’ work with the IOF here.
Further presentations were given by Dr Michele Sadler and Jennette Higgs, discussing prunes and dental health and dispelling some of the common myths surrounding the dried fruit.