Scientists from around the world will meet in Wisconsin in October to discuss the health benefits of berries.

Berries" effects on brain aging, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, metabolism and other health-related issues will be among the topics at the 6th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium, set for Oct. 13-15 in Madison, according to a news release.

The event is sponsored by the National Berry Crops Initiative.

"The Berry Health Benefits Symposium offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear the latest research on berries, the now legendary super food," Cat McKenzie, the initiative"s administrator, said in the release.

More than 30 researchers are set to give presentations at the symposium.

The keynote speaker is Amy Howell of the Marucci Center for Blueberry &amp Cranberry Research at Rutgers University.

Other speakers include Barbara Shukitt-Hale of the U.S. Department of Agriculture"s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University Britt Burton Freeman of the University of California-Davis and Steven Clinton of the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University
 

 
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