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     
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.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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