INAF/Laval University PhD Candidate wins Award

INAF/Laval University PhD Candidate wins Award for Best Oral Presentation at Experimental Biology Conference


Janie Allaire, at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego.

Janie Allaire, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University, was awarded Best Oral Presentation at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego this month. This prestigious distinction, selected from nearly 1,000 other applicants, was granted for Janie’s presentation titled “DHA is more potent than EPA in attenuating cardiometabolic risk in men and women: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial.”

This compelling research aims to address the data gap regarding the differential effects of EPA vs. DHA in cardiometabolic health. In this soon-to-be published trial, results showed an enhanced role of DHA in addressing inflammatory markers and plasma lipid levels than EPA. Dr. Benoît Lamarche, Janie’s advisor and Chair of Nutrition at INAF, says “We are very proud of this large clinical trial, one of the largest and most comprehensive to date. This project and Janie’s work will definitely lead to a better understanding of this apparent difference between EPA and DHA in mediating cardiometabolic effects.”

Atrium Innovations congratulates Janie on this honor and is proud to have contributed to this important research through provision of the study material used in this project. This contribution is part of a larger commitment by Atrium to investigate the impact of nutrition on cardiometabolic health at Laval University. The Canadian Institute for Health Research provided the funding for this study.

About Experimental Biology

This multidisciplinary, scientific meeting features plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and posters sessions, on-site career services and exhibits of an array of equipment, supplies and publications required for research labs and experimental study. Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprised of over 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies.

General fields of study include anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, and physiology. Experimental Biology 2016 is open to all members of the sponsoring and guest societies and nonmembers with interest in research and life sciences. The majority of scientists represent university and academic institutions as well as government agencies, non-profit organizations and private corporations.

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