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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nutrition sciences professor to discuss therapeutic effects of foods at seminar

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The impact of nutrition on treatment and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be a central topic during a special seminar featuring OSU nutrition researcher Dr. Arpita Basu tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. in D107 at OSU Center for Health Sciences.

An associate professor in the department of nutritional sciences in the College of Human Sciences, Basu will discuss, “Therapeutic Effects of Functional Foods on Cardio-Metabolic Health Risks in Adults.” The seminar focuses on how different compounds in foods influence risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the use of green tea and berries to modify these risks. Basu will also discuss the implications of her research on nutrition therapy in the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa, OSU-CHS and OSU-Stillwater. A light lunch will be provided to those who attend. For more information, contact Amanda Harrist.

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