By Deborah Gilbert
News and Information Services
Top nutrition and cancer researchers will present the latest information on cancer-fighting foods at a conference at the U-M Friday (June 10).
Sponsored by the Human Nutrition Program of the School of Public Health, the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Ann Arbor Dietetic Association, the conference, Nutrition and Cancer, will be held 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education.
A conference highlight will be a cancer-fighting menu designed by Jimmy Schmidt, chef and owner of Detroits Rattlesnake Club. Titled Michigan goes Mediterranean, the lunch will feature Michigan-grown foods.
While some past studies have addressed the relationship between specific micronutrients and cancer risk, answers to cancer prevention are more likely to be found by examining the total diet, said Cheryl L. Rock, assistant professor of human nutrition and a member of the Human Nutrition Program.
Thus, we will assess not only the roles of micronutrients but also the role of fat, food preparation, the molecular mechanisms of cancer, and strategies to change diet so as to reduce cancer risk, added Adam Drewnowski, professor of human nutrition and director of the nutrition program. We also will discuss the new Mediterranean Diet.
Topics and speakers will be:
To register or for more information, call 764-3277.