A nutrition scholar will discuss the regulation of obesity by dietary calcium and dairy products, and other roles of calcium during “Can Dairy Really Make You Thin?” at Convocations on November 11 at Southern Utah University.
Dr. Michael B. Zemel, Director of The Nutrition Institute at The University of Tennessee, has written more than 135 refereed publications describing this dairy phenomenon as well as insulin resistance and hypertension. His current work focuses on obesity genetics, the regulation of human lipogenesis and lipolysis via calcium-linked mechanisms, and novel modulation of obesity by dietary calcium and dairy products.
Dr. Zemel received his graduate training in Nutritional Science and Physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as assistant, and then associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Wayne State University from 1980 until assuming his present position in 1990. He was also Research Endocrinologist at the VA Medical Center, affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine from 1987 to 1990.
Unless otherwise noted, Convocations takes place on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in taking Convocations for college credit should call 586-8082. For more information see www.suu.edu/ad/pr/convo.
Written by Tasha Williams, a senior comm/poli sci major from North Salt Lake, UT