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Talk: health benefits of wild blueberries March 17

Mar 02, 2020
The health benefits of wild blueberries will be discussed at Merryspring Nature Center March 17.

Camden — University of Maine Professor Dorothy Klimis-Zacas will lead a presentation on the health benefits of wild blueberries at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, March 17 at noon.

Recently, much research has been done on the health benefits of foods high in antioxidants. Wild blueberries, indigenous to the state of Maine, are among the foods highest in antioxidants, with their benefits on preventing chronic diseases documented during the last 15 years.  Klimis-Zacas’ presentation will focus on the health benefits of wild blueberries in regard to cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity-induced inflammation.

Klimis-Zacas is professor of Clinical Nutrition at the University of Maine. She is a cooperating professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine, at the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy and at Harokopio University of Nutrition and Dietetics, in Athens, Greece.

This lecture is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring. For more information, contact info@merryspring.org or call 236-2239.

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