Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber

  • Date:
    Dec 09 2013
    04:00pm to 04:00pm
    UMass Amherst, Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

    Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber, Department of Public Health, will present a talk entitled “It’s Never Too Early: Diabetes Prevention in Pregnancy”.

    Abstract: An unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and stress at the time of conception and during pregnancy may have profound implications for the child, who could be at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes as an adult. Professor Chasan-Taber has led a national research team studying the impact of lifestyle behaviors on high-risk pregnant women. She will present scientific findings on introducing healthful lifestyle changes that protect mothers and babies against both short-term and long-term illnesses.

    The lecture is free and open to the public. A public reception will follow the lecture.

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