Lemon A Day Keeps The Doctor Away! Citrus Peel and Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Iman Hakim, MBBCh, PhD, MPHWho:
Dean and Professor
University of Arizona
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health     
 
What:
If you think that all citrus juices area alike, think again. Numerous classes of compounds present in citrus have demonstrated cancer preventive effects. Of these, d-limonene, which comprises 90 percent of citrus peel oil, is of significant interest because it has the capacity to influence cancer risk via a variety of mechanisms. Intake of d-limonene can vary considerably, depending on the types of citrus consumed. Citrus oil concentration may be the most important determinant of d-limonene concentration in a glass of citrus juice. Dr. Hakim conducted several studies on the role of d-limonene in cancer prevention. She will present the latest data and discuss the impact on human health.
 
This lecture is free and open to the public.
 
When:
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 
Where:
Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
 
Contact:
Gerri Kelly, University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health
520-626-9669 • gkelly@email.arizona.edu
 
Mary Kim Dodson, Oro Valley Public Library
520-229-5300 • mdodson@orovalleyaz.gov