ANDREAS PAPAS, Ph.D., born in Cypress, received
his Ph.D. Degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of
Illinois. Among his other academic honors, he was named Fulbright and
Wright Scholar as a top graduate student.
Dr. Papas is the Founder and President of Yasoo Health, Inc., a Nutraceuticals
Company in Johnson City, Tennessee. Yasoo Health is focused on the prevention
and management of chronic disease utilizing natural compounds, based
on the latest science and research. Dr. Papas is an Adjunct Professor
at the James Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University,
Johnson City; Senior Scientific Advisor, Cancer Prevention Group, Harvard
School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; and Senior Scientific
Advisor, University of Athens School of Medicine in Greece.
Dr. Papas has studied vitamin E, antioxidants and nutraceuticals in
nutrition and health and has extensive experience in research, development
and introduction of new products. He promoted the whole family of vitamin
E compounds including all four tocopherols and all four tocotrienols,
as it is found in our food, as the most effective way to take supplemental
vitamin E. Dr. Papas was quite skeptical at first regarding the efficacy
of nutritional supplements. Years of research to the contrary led him
to change his beliefs. Projects in the mid 1980’s to establish
the difference between natural and synthetic vitamin E further confirmed
his opinion that natural compounds are the most effective. It is now
officially recognized by the American Academy of Science that natural
vitamin E has twice the bioavailability of the synthetic version.
In addition, Dr. Papas has devoted years of research to the effectiveness
of antioxidants, such as vitamins C, E and selenium, against chronic
disease states such as cancer. His passion and focus now is teaching
the world how to be healthier utilizing natural compounds. He has published
widely in scientific, trade and popular journals and is the editor of
the scientific book Antioxidant Status, Diet, Nutrition and Health
and the author of the popular book The Vitamin E Factor.
Yasoo Health was awarded a NIH grant in 2002 for the study of nutrient
malabsorption in cystic fibrosis patients, and has submitted grants
for further study in diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory bowel disease,
and to study the role of antioxidants in the prevention and management
of other diabetic complications.
To contact Dr. Andreas Papas and Yasoo Health, Inc. phone 888-469-2766
or visit the websites www.yasoo.com,
He will speak on Vitamin E Factor & Cancer: The Role
Of Gamma Tocopherol & Tocotrienols.