EventsDo Nutritional Supplements Help Prevent Major Diseases? Making Sense of the Evidence with JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH

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Do Nutritional Supplements Help Prevent Major Diseases? Making Sense of the Evidence with JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Description

Join the Boston Public Library in partnership with Beacon Hill Village for this online program. Dr. JoAnn Manson will demystify the conflicting claims on the value of nutritional supplements in preventing heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and other major diseases. She led a landmark randomized trial of more than 25,000 men and women nationwide to test whether Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids help ward off cancer or cardiovascular disease. Also, she’ll comment on the evidence for, or against, taking multivitamins and other supplements. She’ll discuss the risks and benefits of supplement pills, who may benefit, and how to check for quality-control testing. Finally she’ll consider the nutritional value of supplements compared to food sources of nutrients. After her presentation, Dr. Manson will welcome your questions.

Dr. Manson is Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an endocrinologist, epidemiologist, and Principal Investigator of several research studies.

This virtual program is part of Beacon Hill Village’s Living Well Ending Well series. Please register online or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the ZOOM link for the program. We invite you to send questions in advance to info@beaconhillvillage.org.


Programming like this is enabled through the generosity of a variety of public and private funding. To learn more and support our programming, visit the Boston Public Library Fund website.

Suitable for:
Older Adults
Type:
Talks & Lectures
Health / Fitness
Language:
English

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