California Walnuts Promotes Heart Health at the 12th Edition of World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology and Imaging in Amritsar
Friday, 13 October 2017 () On the occasion of *World Heart Day*, *California Walnut Commission* participated in 12th World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology & Imaging - 2017 (WCCPCI 2017)” which was organized by World Heart Academy (WHA), International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, USA (ISCU), World Wellness Foundation (WWF) and American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin, USA (AACIO), Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE), CSI Delhi Branch, ASSOCHAM and SCOPE.
*Dr. H. K. Chopra, spreading the goodness of Walnuts at the 12th WCCPCI Convention *
The three-day event organized from September 29th Sept - 1st Oct, 2017 in Amritsar provided a platform for cardiologists and lifestyle experts to extrapolate upon why this killer epidemic is occurring and what more can be done to curb it.
The key highlight of the event was the presentation by renowned cardiologist, *Dr. H. K. Chopra, Org. Chairman, WCCPCI-2017*, wherein he talked about the benefits of California Walnuts.
*Dr. Chopra* said, “California Walnuts are an ideal choice for a balanced diet plan and may help to offset some of the impacts of junk food being consumed by millions of Indians these days. There is enough research to support that daily intake of walnuts can reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases. Walnuts are one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids, with 2.5 grams of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) per serving. ALA is the plant based form of omega-3 fatty acid that the body does not produce and must be obtained through the diet. Walnuts also contain numerous vitamins and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, gamma tocopherol. They contain several antioxidants and polyphenols, which provide multiple health benefits. Walnuts reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol."
In addition to experts from India, the scientific forum also saw participation from international faculty from American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (AACIO) & American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) with a staggering number of over 5000 attendees. The conference highlighted and shared the growth in the field of clinical, preventive, cardiology, Imaging, electrophysiology, echocardiography intravascular ultrasound, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.
*About California Walnut Commission*
The California Walnut Commission, established in 1987, is funded by mandatory assessments of the growers. The Commission is an agency of the State of California that works in concurrence with the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The CWC is mainly involved in health research and export market development activities.
*For more industry information, health research and recipe ideas*, visit www.walnuts.org.
*About The SCS Group*
The SCS Group is an agribusiness consulting firm based in Gurgaon, specializing in marketing, international trade and communications strategy related to food, beverage and agricultural products. The firm has an intimate understanding of the evolving tastes and purchasing patterns of premium foods by the Indian consumer as their disposable incomes grow and they integrate into the global economy. The SCS Group represents the California Walnut Commission in India.