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Stanford Club - Dallas/Ft. Worth: Optimizing Wellness: Food and Nutrition Advice by Prof. Christopher Gardner

Event Details

Thu, January 31, 2019
06:00PM - 07:30PM
University Park Public Library
8383 Preston Center Plaza, University Park TX 75225
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Price: $20 (includes refreshments (EANABs, beer and wine) and hors doeuvres)
Mrs. Jessie La Patra-Greene

Optimizing Wellness: Food and Nutrition Advice

These days, self-proclaimed nutrition and diet experts tout just about anything and everything as “the answer” for weight loss and optimal health: Low-Fat, Low-Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Ketogenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, and more. Come learn how to sift through the myths and facts of food and nutrition controversies with an engaging blend of humor and scientific evidence.

Faculty Bio

Professor Christopher Gardner holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science and is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford. For the past 20 years his research has examined the potential health benefits of dietary components such as soy, garlic, antioxidants, ginkgo, omega-3 fats, vegetarian diets, and weight loss diets in the general population. The most current continuation of this work includes an NIH funded weight loss trial among 609 overweight and obese adults that examined if such factors as insulin resistance, genotype and microbiota predict differential weight loss on different diets. Recently his nutrition interests have expanded to two new areas. The first is to explore motivators other than health for making positive dietary changes, linking to ongoing social movements around animal welfare, climate change, social justice, and their relationships to food - stealth health. The second is to focus on a food systems approach to dietary improvements that addresses the quality of food provided by schools, hospitals, worksites, food banks and other institutional food settings.


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