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Diabetes presentation coming to library

Dr. Qi Sun, a faculty member at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, will present a talk, "Type 2 Diabetes: Are Food Choices A Key to Prevention?", in the Community Room at the Needham Free Public Library on February 12 at 2 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sun has focused a decade of research on understanding how diet and lifestyle, as well as environmental factors, influence the risk of excess weight gain and type 2 diabetes. He is a Wellesley resident and native of China.

The surge in rates of type 2 diabetes (in tandem with rates of obesity) has become a leading public health concern in the United States. In this presentation, Dr. Sun will provide an overview of current thinking on the role of diet in its prevention. He will present evidence from both human observational studies and clinical trials regarding food quality, healthful dietary patterns, and food ingredients in relation to prevention of this debilitating disease.

This event is the second in the 2017 McIver Lecture Series, which will explore topics of health and wellness. The McIver Lecture Series is sponsored by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library.

Contacts for the event are Carol Jean Thomas, Needham Library Trustee (781-640-2991) or Gay Ellen Dennett, Reference/Program Librarian (781-455-7559 ext. 223).

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