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Diet and Optimum Health Conference

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

For the first time at our conference in Corvallis, we designed a day of activities especially for the public, to discuss how cutting-edge research can make a difference in our lives.



CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Oregon State University

Co-sponsored by the Linus Pauling Institute and the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, Oregon State University

Chairs: Emily Ho, PhD and Balz Frei, PhD
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

9:00 - 9:30 Healthy dietary patterns in the prevention of breast cancer and metabolic syndrome
Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD
The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ
9:30 - 10:00 Effects of whole grains and nuts on cardiometabolic syndrome risk factors
Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
10:00 - 10:30 Polyphenols and health—More than just a berry good idea
Eric Rimm, ScD
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 11:30 An integrative, family-based approach to childhood obesity
David Ludwig, MD, PhD
Harvard University, Boston, MA
11:30 - 12:00 Panel Discussion/Questions and Answers

Lunch and Afternoon Activities

noon Lunch with researchers at the Linus Pauling Science Center, Oregon State University
1:00 - 3:00 Tours at the Linus Pauling Science Center and the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center

Afternoon activities were sponsored by the Linus Pauling Institute's
Healthy Youth Program.

(Link to the full conference program)