Three servings of dairy per day: Essential nutrition or udderly ridiculous?

October 19, 2012 12:00 pm
October 19, 2012 1:00 pm
*ACES 2.302
Dr. Walter Willett

This talk will be held today, October 19, 2012 in ACES 2.302.

We are honored to present Dr. Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health. Willett, Jean Andrews Centennial Visiting Professor, will present “Three Servings of Dairy per Day: Essential Nutrition or Udderly Ridiculous?” as part of the on-going speaker series sponsored by the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

Walter Willett  looks at the impacts of dietary factors on the causes and the prevention of debilitating disease like heart disease and cancer. As an epidemiologist, Willett has been intregal to several large-scale (>50,000 participants) studies, namely the Nurses’ Health Study, the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, and the Nurses’ Health Study II (he was the principle investigator for this 116,000 participant study). Willet has looked at incidence of disease as it correlates to alcohol, animal fat, red meat, dairy, and vitamin E consumption. In addition to publishing more than 1,200 articles, Willett has written books for the general public: Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, and The Fertility Diet.