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Nutrition, Behavior and Illness

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THE STORY:

Why you eat, what you eat and your health.

It’s all related, but how much do we know about the relationship between psychology, nutrition and illness?

Researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, work to understand the links between diet and health, and specifically the prevention of cancer through nutrition. Your gift  will support students performing research at this critical intersection.

A student like Blanche Ip. Blanche’s graduate work has focused on the molecular mechanism of lycopene on liver cancer outcomes. (Lycopene is found in foods like watermelon and tomatoes.) She has been an outstanding student who will graduate in May of 2014 and is poised to become a scientific leader in the field of nutrition and cancer prevention. Ms. Ip helped explain the molecular mechanisms of lycopene actions on prevention of liver cancer. Her work provides new insights into how genetic differences may modulate the protective effects of nutrients on liver cancer.

Friedman School Advisor Joan Cohn J65 is giving $5,000 to lead this project. Won’t you make a gift today, and help advance this needed field of study?

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