Brief: Can food prevent disease?

An expert on disease prevention and the use of food for special medical
purposes will speak at noon tomorrow in 103 Mumford Hall.

Dr. George Blackburn of the Harvard Medical School will speak on "The
Principles of Nutritional Oncology" during the free lecture, which is open
to the public.

Blackburn studies surgical metabolism, critical care medicine, lipid
protein and energy biochemistry, clinical nutrition, hospital protein
calorie malnutrition and obesity pathogenesis and treatment, as well as
health policy issues related to medical uses of food.

Blackburn is a professor of surgery at Harvard. At New England Deaconess
Hospital in Boston, he is the chief of the Nutrition and Metabolism Lab and
the director of the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine. He holds
academic appointments at the Boston University Medical and Dental School
and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His lecture is funded by the Albert L. Elder Endowment in the food science
and human nutrition department and by the Functional Foods for Health
Program, a joint program of the UI at Urbana-Champaign and at Chicago.



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