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Benefits of Heart-Healthy California Walnuts Highlighted During the 11th World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology & Imaging- 2016

The California Walnut Commission, partnered with the World Heart Academy (WHA) as the ‘Platinum Sponsor’ of the 11th World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology & Imaging – 2016 (WCCPCI – 2016). The event was carried out in association with Cardiological Society of India (CSI), Indian Academy of Echocardiography(IAE), J. Watumull Global Hospital and Research Center, Brahma Kumaris HQ (BK) World Spiritual University and the World Wellness Foundation (WWF).



Keith Sunderlal, India Representative, California Walnuts Commission (L) lighting the lamp at the 11th WCCPCI Conference

The four-day event was organized from September 22-25, 2016 at Shantivan, Brahma Kumaris World Headquarter, World Spiritual University, Abu Road, Rajasthan, India.


WCCPCI – 2016 surpassed the previous years’ editions withan excellent response of over 5,500 visitors, including doctors, pharma representatives, lifestyle experts and nutritionists attending the event. 


The key highlight of the event was the presentation by renowned cardiologist, DR. HK Chopra, Org. Chairman, WCCPCI – 2016, 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 the only nuts which contain a significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid; a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid required by the human body for normal growth and development.”


To raise awareness about the heart health benefits of Walnuts, California Walnuts Commission also commemorated the entire month of September as World Heart Month with the launch of the global campaign ‘I Heart Walnuts.’ Under the campaign, the commission launched an exciting contest on its social media platforms along with a special series of content created to highlight the amazing benefits of consuming walnuts in a daily diet and the benefits they provide for a healthy heart.


In addition to experts from India, the scientific feast 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).


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.


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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.