CSU, Chico News

Minimizing Health Risks through Nutrition Is Topic of Author’s Talk

Date: 03-05-2008

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Cindy Wolff, director
Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP), California State University, Chico, is one of several groups bringing T. Collin Campbell, author of “The China Study,” to Chico. Campbell will speak on “Minimizing Risk for Obesity, Heart Disease and Diabetes” this Friday, March 7 at 4 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade.

Campbell will be discussing his research showing that a change of diet can dramatically reduce the risk of these “diseases of affluence” and that those who already battle these diseases can reduce or reverse their effects through diet.

“For more than 40 years, Campbell, who teaches at Cornell University, has been at the forefront of nutrition research,” said Cindy Wolff, director of CNAP. “His legacy, “The China Study,” is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted.” The study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.

Campbell has authored more than 300 research papers and has actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy.

The Nutrition and Food Science Association, a student group at CSU, Chico, the Enloe Medical Center, and the Lassen Foundation are co-sponsoring Campbell’s talk with CNAP.