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Do Nutritional Supplements Help Prevent Major Diseases? with JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH (2:00)
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Zoom information to be provided to registrants in advance.
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 presented in partnership with the Boston Public Library, as part of Beacon Hill Village’s Living Well Ending Well series. Closed captioning is available.
Advance online registration required here by clicking "Register Now" at top-right (BHV members must log in before registering) or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the Zoom link for the program. Free and open to the public.