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Lunchtime Lecture: Nutrition Theater of the Absurd

Maryland Science Center
June 7, 12 - 1pm
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Free with paid admission
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Presenter: Dr. Sarah Booth, Tufts University Institute on Human Aging and Dr. Edward Saltzman, Academic Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Introduced by Dr. Roger Clemens, USC School of Pharmacy

Nutrition Theater of the Absurd

Eat this.  No, eat that.  There are no bad foods.  Actually, there are some bad foods.  Vitamin E prevents heart disease and we should take supplements.  Never mind, taking vitamin E doesn’t prevent heart disease and could actually hurt you.  If you’ve ever been confused by diet recommendations, you’re not alone.  We may not all agree on what to eat, but we should all agree that the number of contradictory and confusing recommendations reaching the public is absurd.  In this not-quite-theatrical exposé we’ll discuss the many seemingly contradictory recommendations about what to eat.  We’ll also do our best to answer your questions about diet and nutrition.

Thanks to the American Society for Nutrition for providing today’s speakers, made available from their flagship meeting Nutrition 2019, held at the Baltimore Convention Center, June 8-11, 2019.

Each lecture will also be available for viewing as a live-streaming event at noon on the day of the lecture, on the Maryland Science Center’s Facebook Page.