Health & Wellness Lecture Series

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Iman Hakim, MBBCh, PhD, MPHWho: Iman Hakim, MBBCh, PhD, MPH
Dean and Professor
University of Arizona
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

What do you need to know about the Mediterranean Diet?

Health & Wellness Lecture Series
Oro Valley Public Library
Thursday, March 11, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

People have become aware that good health is linked to good diet. The real difficulty has been defining a healthy diet. As we begin to understand that a healthy diet leads to a healthy lifestyle, the concept of the Mediterranean diet is growing in popularity. What is a typical Mediterranean meal and how does it differ from the USDA food pyramid? The Mediterranean Diet is more than a diet and more than olive oil and wine. It is a lifestyle. Come and learn about the Mediterranean diet, its secrets and the different bioactive food components involved.

Dr. Iman Hakim is a professor of Public Health and the Dean of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is internationally known for her translational research and work on the role of phytochemicals such as Green tea and limonene in modulation of oxidative damage and prevention of chronic diseases. Her research focuses on health promotion, dietary interventions, and the role of gene-environment interactions. She has been the Principal Investigator of several large-scale, behavior change intervention trials focused on nutrition and cancer prevention, tea consumption and coronary heart disease, nutrition and tobacco, chemoprevention of lung carcinogenesis using green tea; a dietary intervention to study the effects of tea consumption on smoking-related oxidative stress; the role of citrus-cancer association in Mediterranean diet; and the role of high tea consumption in the modulation of DNA damage.

Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Thursday, March 11, 2010 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Gerri Kelly, University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health
520-626-9669 •
Mary Kim Dodson, Oro Valley Public Library
520-229-5300 •