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Guests will be: Dr. Michael Greger- Director of Public Health and Animal Welfare & Ashley Rhinehart- RN & Senior Food & Nutrition Manager for the HSUS
“The study by Kothapalli et al does not present any evidence linking vegetarianism to cancer. The researchers compared a genetic marker in a population in India (most of which ate meat) to a U.S. population and found higher rates of a gene variant that facilitates the elongation of omega 6 fatty acids. They found higher rates in India,which they speculated may have come from natural selection over generations of a population which historically has been about 40% vegetarian. The study says nothing about the health of U.S. vegetarians (or Indian vegetarians for that matter). People who have this gene variant would simply need to avoid omega 6 rich oils like sunflower, safflower, and cottonseed oil, which is a good idea anyway.”– Dr. Michael Greger
Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician,author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. All proceeds that Dr,Greger receive from the sales of his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements are donated to charity.
Ashley Rhinehart- RN & Senior Food & Nutrition Manager has successfully worked with schools, hospitals, federal agencies, and other institutions on more healthy, sustainable, and humane-minded purchasing programs that excite guests to try more plant-based meals.