Food as Medicine

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Compounds and bioactive chemicals that occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, and tea act to protect us against cancer. Learn about the connection between nutrition and cancer prevention with Dr. Iman Hakim, dean and professor of the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health on Thursday, Nov. 14. Dr. Hakim will present Food as Medicine at the Skyline Country Club in Tucson from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

She is internationally known for her translational research and work on the role of phytochemicals such as green tea and limonene in prevention of chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. She has been the Principal Investigator of several large-scale, behavior change interventions and clinical trials focusing on nutrition and cancer prevention, tea consumption and coronary heart disease, nutrition and tobacco, chemoprevention of lung carcinogenesis using green tea, including dietary interventions to study the effects of tea consumption on smoking-related oxidative stress and role of citrus-cancer association in Mediterranean diet.

The cost to attend the lecture is $20.  Join Dr. Hakim for lunch and a lively discussion at the Skyline Country Club on Thursday, Nov 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information contact Donna Knight at (520) 626-6459