“Reverse Disease through Diet’

| 5 May 2009
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PHYSICIAN, author, and internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues, Dr Michael Greger, is to appear in London in June for one exclusive talk date. During the event on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Kings College, Dr Greger will introduce an engaging new interactive quiz show format that allows us to test our nutrition knowledge with some surprising outcomes.

He has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this brand-new talk of the latest in cutting-edge research. Focusing on studies published just over the last three years in peer-reviewed scientific nutrition journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease.

Dr Greger says: “Scientific studies have shown that we don’t need to eat animals to be healthy. In fact the longest-living people in the world don’t eat any animals at all. The population with the longest life expectancy isn’t the Okinawa Japanese or the Mediterranean Sardinians, but California Adventist vegetarians. They live 10 years longer than the general population and enjoy lower rates of many of the chronic diseases that plague Americans, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers.

” The talk “the Latest in Nutrition’ is hosted by leading health charity, the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation. It is being held at: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Building, Strand Campus, Kings College, London, WC2R 2LS, from 1.15pm until 5pm. Tickets cost £10 (+50p p&p). This is Dr Greger’s only talk in the UK in 2009, so early booking is advised.

For more information about this media release, contact VVF press officer Helen Rossiter by emailing press@vegetarian.org.uk or Dr Justine Butler by emailing justine@vegetarian.org.uk or Amanda Woodvine by emailing amanda@vegetarian.org.uk or call 0117 970 5190.

About Dr. Greger; A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the International Bird Flu Summit, the National Institutes of Health, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defence of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States.

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Dr. Justine Butler
Justine joined Viva! in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. After working as a campaigner, then researcher and writer, she is now Viva!’s head of research and her work focuses on animals, the environment and health. Justine’s scientific training helps her research and write both in-depth scientific reports, such as White Lies and the Meat Report, as well as easy-to-read factsheets and myth-busting articles for consumer magazines and updates on the latest research. Justine also recently wrote the Vegan for the Planet guide for Viva!’s Vegan Now campaign.

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