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UC Davis Medical Center

NEWS | May 14, 2014

Nutrition for a Healthy Brain topic of next Alzheimer's Disease Center lecture

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

A pioneer in understanding the dietary risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive aging will address “Nutrition for a Healthy Brain” during the next UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation.

Fresh fruit at a farmer's market. Fresh fruit at a farmer's market.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 1222 of the Medical Education Building, 4610 X St., Sacramento.

Martha Clare Morris is a professor of epidemiology and director of the Section of Internal Medicine and assistant provost of community research at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Her research focuses on community populations, their diets and eating behaviors and how their dietary practices relate to changes in their cognitive abilities over time.

Over the past two decades, research has revealed a lot about the foods and nutrients that contribute to brain health and protect against dementia. Morris’ presentation will highlight this literature and identify the nutrients and dietary components that are unhealthy for the aging brain and outline a diet that may be protective against the development of dementia.

For further information or for reservations, please visit the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Facebook page, or call 916-734-5728.

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of only 27 research centers designated by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging. The center's goal is to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and treatment for patients while focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease. Also funded by the state of California, the center allows researchers to study the effects of the disease on a uniquely diverse population. For more information, visit alzheimer.ucdavis.edu.