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Linus Pauling Institute
Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health

  • Determine the function and role of vitamins and essential minerals (micronutrients) and chemicals from plants (phytochemicals) in promoting optimum health and preventing and treating disease
  • Determine the role of oxidative and nitrative stress and antioxidants in human health and disease
  • Help people everywhere achieve a healthy and productive life, full of vitality, with minimal suffering, and free of cancer and other debilitating diseases

Diet and Optimum Health Conference

The conference was a big success! Read the speaker abstracts.

Major areas of research encompass cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancer, aging, and neurodegenerative diseases. Specific research projects address:

  • Antioxidants, lipoic acid, and metals in atherosclerosis
  • Vitamin E metabolism and biological functions
  • Nitrative and oxidative stress in Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Oxidative stress, lipoic acid, and mitochondrial dysfunction in aging
  • Cancer chemoprevention by phytochemicals in tea and vegetables
  • Transplacental cancer chemoprevention
  • Zinc and antioxidants in prostate cancer
  • Novel biological functions of vitamin C
  • Antioxidants and gene expression in diabetes
  • Dietary fats and whole body carbohydrate and lipid metabolism

The Linus Pauling Institute relies heavily on public support to fulfill its mission. We invite you to consider the opportunities for giving to the Institute.