Food is a hot topic these days, and NIEHS is supporting some exciting research at the intersection of nutrition, environmental exposures, and health outcomes. To that end, I encourage you to participate in our next webinar.
*Diet, Nutrition, and Environmental Public Health* May 28, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT To participate, please see *Webinar Information* in the attached flyer.
*Description*: Research indicates that the interplay between dietary factors and environmental exposures may influence — positively and negatively — disease onset and trajectory. For example, poor diets related to low consumption of antioxidants and/or high consumption of dietary fat and sugar have been shown to increase the negative effects of polluted air on asthma symptoms. These risks have been shown to be ameliorated with proper antioxidant or vitamin D supplementation. Genetic variation represents another important facet of the diet-toxicant-disease paradigm.
Nutrition studies are exploring joint effects of genes and diet on various health outcomes, including diabetes and obesity. Recent findings in the area of epigenetics and epigenomics provide intriguing examples by which environmental chemicals and nutrition can influence gene expression through epigenetic mechanisms. In this webinar, we will hear from two researchers who have been examining the interplay between diet and environmental exposures and how that may influence health outcomes.
*Perinatal Nutrition and Environmental Exposures: Effects on Metabolic Homeostasis and the Epigenome* Dana Dolinoy, Ph.D., University of Michigan
*Prenatal Maternal Diet and Stress: Implications for Child Health* Rosalind Wright, M.D., M.P.H., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai