If you missed January’s Appetite for Life presentation by Saroja Voruganti, PhD, you can catch up. Watch the entire program on video now. The live presentation took place at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Kannapolis on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Studies have shown that obesity and diabetes weaken bones and increase the risk for fractures. Poor bone health can also result from smoking, consuming alcohol, and taking certain medications, and is more prevalent in older females who are Caucasian or Asian and are less physically active than average. However, it is also known that people with specific genetic variants are more prone to bone weakness and may suffer bone loss at a younger age. In her talk, Dr. Voruganti explains the precision nutrition research her lab is conducting to understand how diet and food can help strengthen the bones, especially in those who are more prone to bone loss.

Although bone mass is greatly influenced by genetics, nutrition and lifestyle factors can modify the effects of genetics. Learn all the connections between bone health, genes, and individual response by viewing the video here.

Posted: January 22, 2020