Expanding Nutrition Frontiers

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The Expanding Nutrition Frontiers Channel features Cornell University faculty and invited nutrition experts combining their years of experience with leading-edge research and best practices to expand your nutrition knowledge and skills to navigate global nutrition challenges. In these one-hour interactive WebCasts, they will discuss topics covering all aspects of nutrition, including the latest nutrition research and findings at Cornell University, research-based perspectives into today’s nutrition issues and controversies, nutrition and innovation, and more.

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Join this live interactive discussion with Dr. Janet King, Professor Emeritus at University of California at Berkeley and Davis called Human Zinc Requirements: A Personal History and Look to the Future.

In this one-hour interactive live discussion, Dr. King will cover will discuss her career studying human zinc nutrition, the importance of this nutrient in health, and gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed using new and novel approaches.

Event Takeaways:
—Gain an appreciation of the history of human studies addressing zinc requirements and identification of zinc biomarkers
—Learn the importance of this nutrient in health and disease
—Highlight existing gaps in this field and new approaches that are being applied to studies of zinc physiology

In this live online discussion, Professor Hoddinott will provide an overview of the state of knowledge regarding the determinants of chronic undernutrition. He will review areas where there is now widespread consensus, discuss areas of current research interest and the implications of these for intervention design.

Event Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the current state of regarding the determinants of chronic undernutrition in developing countries
  • Awareness of current areas of active research
  • Implications of these for programming and intervention design

We continue to gain body weight from adolescence until middle age. This weight gain, known as age-related weight gain, is one of the best predictors of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and certain kinds of cancers. Studies from our lab and others are beginning to show that becoming aware of small changes in your weight, by weighing yourself daily, will prevent this gradual increase in weight from occurring.

The Expanding Nutrition Frontiers WebSeries features the following esteemed Cornell University faculty and invited nutrition experts.

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