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, or e-mail

He will speak on Vitamin E Factor & Cancer: The Role Of Gamma Tocopherol & Tocotrienols.


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