Miguel Ángel Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor & Chair, Preventive Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Navarra (IdiSNA)
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of mortality among men and women in the U.S., while diabetes has grown steadily in prevalence. This session will present data from the PREDIMED prevention trial, based on a Mediterranean dietary pattern supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or tree nuts, and include discussion of the impacts on cardiovascular risks. Research findings on the potential effects of olive oil consumption on risks of heart disease as well as Type 2 diabetes and various types of cancers, including breast cancer and cancers of the digestive system, will also be presented.
Lunch will be available for sponsored satellite program attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis.