Welcome to BACCHUS
BACCHUS has organised successful health claims workshop. Would you like to learn more? Find here presentations from the workshop
Publication: Researchers at Ghent University (BE) have reviewed the literature describing the Caco-2 cell models for testing the bioactive properties of anthocyanins and their beneficial health effects in humans…read more
Paul Kroon – coordinator of BACCHUS – was keynote speaker at VITAFOODS Europe in Geneva. Interested in his presentation? Download it HERE.
Do you want to know latest development in the area of health claims on polyphenols, bioactive peptides and cardiovascular health? Click here to acccess BACCHUS publications
The main objective of BACCHUS is to develop tools and resources that will facilitate the generation of robust and exploitable scientific evidence, which can be used to support claims of a cause and effect relationship between consumption of bioactive peptides and polyphenols, and beneficial physiological effects related to cardiovascular health in humans.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe, and easily measured risk factors (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol) are targets for international health programmes. Consumption of polyphenols reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but pre-clinical research has demonstrated bioactive peptides and polyphenols also exert beneficial physiological effects on the unhealthy cardiovascular system (e.g. reduce hypertension), which has been a driver for investment by the food industry including SMEs.