The pigments that make food items vibrant are often what make them beneficial for health. The red molecular content of tomatoes may protect against prostate cancer, while the yellow content of turmeric may ward off colon cancer. In collaboration with leading scientist at the USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging, and a science writer, Dr. Nadeau offers an encyclopedic knowledge of richly hued foods. The presentation will focus on the scientific basis of biological pigments, current understanding of their nutritional value, and translational science approaches to molecular level nutrion for disease prevention.
Speaker Biography - Daniel Nadeau, M.D.
Daniel Nadeau, M.D.
Director, Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center and Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach
Dr. Nadeau, a board-certified endocrinologist, serves as the program director of Hoag Hospital's Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center in Newport Beach, where he also holds the position of Dr. Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and also earned a master's degree in nutrition from Tufts University School of Nutrition. Dr. Nadeau is the recipient of the National Research Service Award. He has recently co-authored a book on nutrition entitled The Color Code: A Revolutionary Eating Plan for Optimum Health in collaboration with Dr. James Joseph of Tufts University and Anne Underwood of Newsweek magazine. Prior to joining Hoag Medical Group, Dr. Nadeau served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School and Medical Director of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Maine.
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