Welcome to BACCHUS

workshopWould you like to get ahead of the competition and increase your revenue? Do you have a product that could be helped in the market with a health claim? Then attend free of charge BACCHUS workshop... find more here

publicationsPublication: Rocío García-Villalba and colleagues from CEBAS-CSIC (ES) have developed three methods to validate fully determination of urolithin metabolites in different biological samples as well as their quantification even when metabolite standards are not available commercially … read more

logo_vitafoodseurope2016Paul Kroon – coordinator of BACCHUS – was keynote speaker at VITAFOODS Europe in Geneva. Interested in his presentation? Download it HERE.

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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.