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OHSU Professor to Lead 'Power of Nutrition' Webinar

Nutrition can impact your health now – but did you know it can impact the health of future generations, too? Learn more on this topic at a free one-hour webinar, Power of Nutrition, to be presented Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m.

Anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome to attend, whether a member of the general public or from the health care community.

Presenter Kent Thornburg, PhD, professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, will cover such topics as:

  • The long-term changes in chronic disease rates including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
  • The biological changes that occur over generations connected to poor nutrition and social stress.
  • The foundations of physical changes that lead to higher disease risk.
  • The changes in medical practices that will help patients plan a healthier life course.

The webinar is presented by the Samaritan Center for Health Education and Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center. Although there is no charge, registration is requested by going online to

For questions, contact Amy Conner at

About the presenter

Kent Thornburg, PhD, is the M. Lowell Edwards chair in cardiology and professor of medicine in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. He directs the Center for Developmental Health and the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness. He studies nutrition in pregnancy and consequent cardiovascular disease in offspring. He was recently awarded the Agnes Higgins Award by the National March of Dimes and the Barker Medal by the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. He is committed to the health improvement of all Oregonians.