Alex Lloyd – PhD student, DIT focus Research Institute

  • Speaker Bio:

    Recent bio-molecular graduate which has led me to undertaking a project in epigenetics. Have four years retail experience in the food industry.

    Presentation Title:

    Rewiring metabolism using broccoli to improve health.

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Recently there has been research into the protective effects of cruciferous vegetables against Cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This project aims to carry out a novel dietary intervention study using a broccoli food based preparation (may be juice/tablet/powder format) rich in the phytochemical sulforaphane. I will define the in vivo efficacy of this product to modify clinical markers of CVD (eg. cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoproteins and glucose etc.)