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Health Benefits of Chronic Almond Snacking in Millennials - Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Talk

February 26, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Professor Rudy Ortiz will deliver a talk entitled "Health Benefits of Chronic Almond Snacking in Millennials," a Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center talk, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 26.

Ortiz is a physiology professor and the chair of the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology.

The lecture takes place at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Medical Pavilion, third-floor classrooms C/D, 315 Mercy Ave., Merced.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Feb. 20 to lillian.sanchez@dignityhealth.org.

Research has shown that 20 percent to 43 percent of college freshmen report skipping breakfast, by far the most frequently skipped meal among this group. That’s an unfortunate statistic, because daily breakfast consumption among U.S. adults may decrease the risk of adverse effects related to glucose and insulin metabolism, according to a scientific statement by the American Heart Association.

Knowing these risks, Ortiz and postdoctoral fellow Jaapna Dhillon looked into the potential effect of almonds as a morning snack for college students who opt to skip breakfast. Read more at http://bit.ly/2Gy177c.

For more information, contact CCBM Executive Director Carrie Kouadio at ckouadio@ucmerced.edu or 209-228-3608.

Location

Off Campus, Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Medical Pavilion, third-floor classrooms C/D, 315 Mercy Ave., Merced

Contact Information

CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM)